Fans Speculate on Reasons for Grealish’s ‘Stupid Booking’ vs. Spurs
Jack Grealish incurred his fifth yellow card of the season during Manchester City’s clash with Tottenham, leading to his absence in the upcoming fixture due to suspension. His goal in the 3-3 draw against Tottenham, an 80th-minute finish off Erling Haaland’s assist, was a notable highlight amidst an eventful match.
However, Grealish’s significant contribution was shadowed by an impulsive act. Shortly after substituting the injured Jeremy Doku in the 50th minute, Grealish received a yellow card for delaying play by kicking the ball away, marking his fifth booking of the season and triggering an automatic one-match suspension.
Consequently, Grealish will miss Manchester City’s next game against Aston Villa, his former club, evoking humorous comments from fans speculating about the intention behind the booking. Some jokingly suggested that Grealish aimed to avoid facing Villa, his former team, during the upcoming fixture.
Having progressed from the Villa academy, Grealish developed a deep-rooted connection with the club, amassing 213 appearances before his £100 million move to Manchester City in 2021. Despite certain sections of Villa fans feeling disheartened by his departure, Grealish has consistently expressed his affection and admiration for his boyhood club.
In an interview, Grealish reiterated his enduring love for Aston Villa, stating that playing for the club had always been his childhood dream, highlighting his desire to become a regular player for Villa before setting his sights on representing England.