Distraught Aston Villa fan filmed burning Jack Grealish top with blowtorch

A heartbroken Aston Villa supporter showed his frustration at Jack Grealish leaving to Man City by lighting up his side’s home shirt with a blowtorch.

At the time of writing, Grealish’s move to the Premier League champions is almost there, with Grealish thought to be attending his medical with the side today.

The playmaker, who’s born and bred in Birmingham, has been at Villa Park all his career – but now he’s set to move on to new pastures, with City making a £100million bid for his services.

While most Villa fans have taken the move in their stride, some cannot take the pain and have decided to highlight their frustration in some bizarre manner.

And none is more peculiar than this fan.

But some of his fellow Villains were not best pleased with the burning of the top.

One supporter wrote: “That’s outrageous. I’m embarrassed these are fellow fans.”

Another said: “It’s started. Some of our fans are an embarrassment.”

A third Twitter user added: “I know it’s horrible losing your best player but a lot of Villa fans have been so embarrassing today. This is a grown man. Catch your breath.”

While a fourth person commented: “And we think we have the best fanbase in the country. The shame of this!”

Not time to Jack it in

Despite losing their best player, Villa have immediately dived into transfer business in attempt to make up the gaping hole in which Grealish left.

Sky Sports‘ Gerard Brand spoke about the Midlands club’s future without their star man.

“Of course, if Villa are to lose Grealish, the impact will be felt. The three months without him last season were a worrying case study: Villa won just 21 per cent of their games without, and won 54 per cent with their skipper.

“But Villa’s glass should remain half full. In NSWE, they have owners clearly willing to make heavy yet sound investments and will have undoubtedly planned for Grealish’s potential exit – the £38m signing of Emi Buendia and interest in Leon Bailey, linked with the Premier League’s elite over the past 18 months, are evidence of that. That should go some way to plugging the creativity gap.

“And although he ended up signing a new deal with Arsenal, the attempt to capture Emile Smith Rowe was still a great show of ambition, given Villa rarely sign assets from big Premier League rivals.

“Villa aren’t new to this. The so-called top six have come calling for their best regularly over the past decade, but unlike when Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph were taken away in 2015, the Villa Grealish might be leaving behind is a strong one. Villa are in the best place they have been since 2010, and the 25-year-old still has a big decision to make.