Aston Villa's fan frustration took on the unorthodox form of vegetable hurling on Tuesday night, as a supporter launched a cabbage at Villans boss Steve Bruce.
Villa, who have won only one of their last 10 games, played out an exciting 3-3 draw with Preston North End in the Championship, but the evening's headlines and Twitter talk look set to be dominated by fan protests... and cabbage.
According the Birmingham Mail, one 'disgruntled supporter' at Villa Park launched the cabbage at the beleaguered Bruce prior to kick off.
The report gives the account of an eyewitness, who said: "It was produced out of a white plastic bag and thrown towards Bruce by angry fan. He shouted 'This is what you’ve reduced us to!'"
Steve Bruce: Premier League winner, manager, father, author of the Steve Barnes crime novels, can now add 'reducing' fans to fashioning projectiles out of salad fodder apparently. What a time to be alive.
The Villans escaped with a point on the pitch, drawing 3-3 with Preston despite taking a 2-0 lead at the break. Yannick Bolasie rescued a point at the death, while Tammy Abraham and Jonathan Kodija were also on the scoresheet and James Chester was sent off.
Yada yada yada lip service paid to the match, here's what people on the internet said about the cabbage...
I just want to know what the security guards thought they were feeling when they searched him... https://t.co/Fq5qjZdxZ9— Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) October 2, 2018
Well he asked me if I could play CB— Aston Villa Cabbage (@AstonCabbage) October 2, 2018
Bruce then immediately put it in the first team and asked it to be a tomato— Gibbo (@G1880) October 2, 2018
I think someone threw a leek at our defence as well— Dean Beagan (@DeanBeagan) October 2, 2018
Any chance of that cabbage replacing Bruce as Manager.— Roger. W (@RogerW42) October 2, 2018
lettuce start being a bit nicer— • (@gemmaleigh__) October 2, 2018
He threw a cabbage at Steve Bruce what have you done?— Sam Puncher (@sam_puncher) October 2, 2018