Aston Villa are reportedly under investigation following the sale of Villa Park in the 2018/19 season, though fans of the West Midlands side have dismissed the speculation and insisted their side is innocent.
After achieving promotion from the Championship in the 2018/19 campaign, Villa returned to the Premier League after a three-year absence but have struggled in their first four fixtures, recording just one win.
During their promotion-winning season, the club sold Villa Park to new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens and there have been reports that the sale could have breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Whilst a potential FFP investigation is pending from the Premier League, Villa fans have spoken out to voice their discontent at the news and to quash any potential involvement from either the Premier League or the English Football League.
Check out some of the best reactions to the news from some Villa fans below.
Aston Villa’s sale of Villa Park is to be probed by the Premier League to check whether it breached financial fair play regulations. [telegraph] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) September 5, 2019
Surely it has nothing to do with them, considering we are clear of FFP and it was done in the championship
— Jack GreaWish (@AVFCGreawish) September 5, 2019
Why would Premier League get involved? We bought Villa Park when we were in the Championship.
— ???? (@RHUTV170) September 5, 2019
Media struggling for stories during international break, nothing to see here
— John C (@bubz1217) September 5, 2019
Slow news day now the transfer window is shut
— Jonty Bonty (@bonty_jonty) September 5, 2019
This was bound to happen. I am confident no rules have been broken. The people running our club now, are smart and have Aston Villa best interests at their objective.
— Kieran (@Pseudo_Kieran) September 5, 2019
Which it wont. As we have purslow
— Mr C ???? (@Dav3yAvFc) September 5, 2019
Tbh I’d be very surprised if there was any issue. Purslow was on the FFP panel so would know the rules.
— Bhavick Ricky Popat (@RickyPopat) September 5, 2019
@yorkshireAVFC what’s the deal with this? Load of codswallop?
— Helen Highwater (@_D0UBLE_H) September 5, 2019