Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has criticised the actions of the three Aston Villa players, who were involved in a brawl just outside a nightclub.

Aston Villa are currently fighting against relegation with only two matches remaining in the Premier league season.

However, it seems that the prospect of relegation has not transferred to the players after it was revealed that three players of the Aston Villa first-team – James Collins, Fabian Delph, and Chris Herd – were all involved in a massive brawl. Alex McLeish has revealed that the three players have now been fined by the club and necessary action will be taken up on them.

He also criticised the incident by calling it as the ‘slur of the club’. Aston Villa still be having a crucial match against Tottenham during the weekend. They are only three points ahead of the final relegation spot, which is occupied by Bolton Wanderers. Given that Bolton have a much easier to matches of the season, it has been expected that Villa should get at least one point from the remaining two matches in order to realistically think about staying in the Premier league. However, this pressure does not seem to have affected the players at all, as they have been found having a brawl at a nightclub.

“It’s the culture of one pint too many. I feel for [club owner] Randy Lerner and the fans but the players need to show some respect for themselves and the football club. It’s a slur on the club. I think the most important thing is that they’ve been punished [and] they’ve shown a bit of humility, which is the least we can expect,” said Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish ahead of the Tottenham match. Meanwhile, Aston Villa defender James Collins has come out with a statement apologising for the incident.