Darren Bent Apologises For Going Shopping During Villa Match, Villa Relaxed About Whole Thing

Chris Wright

19th, December 2011


By Chris Wright

Darren Bent has apologised to Villa fans after a photo of him out Christmas shopping in Cambridge was circulated around Twitter while his teammates were busy losing to Liverpool yesterday.

It’s worth mentioning that Bent had been ruled out of the match after suffering a thigh injury in the week but, after undergoing two hours of physio on Sunday morning at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training complex, he was under club doctor’s instructions to go home and watch the match on television – which he did, until he got bored in the second half and popped out for some bits.

After a fair few Villa fans voiced their distress at seeing their ‘mercenary’ star striker hobbling around a shopping centre rather than sitting on the settee at home with his hands down his trousers, Bent apologised via Twitter this morning:

“Nothing is more important to me than playing football, sadly injury meant I wasn’t able to do that today. Gutted not to be involved.

“I hope to be back very soon. Watched the majority of he game on tv. Never knew popping out would cause an issue and for that I apologise.”

Word is Villa are completely nonplussed by Bent’s actions, with several reports using words along the lines of ‘unconcerned’, ‘relaxed’ and ‘completely nonplussed’.

Anyone out there think it’s an issue?

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  1. tom-cond@hotmail.com says:

    Cant see why it would be an issue, my employers don’t expect me to call in to the office to see how everyone is when I’m sick

  2. AussieVillan says:

    can’t fault anyone for not wanting to watch Villa play right now. Most boring piece of work since McLeish managed Birmingham

  3. McRico says:

    To be fair to Darren – What a boring game!

    Heskey proved he should still be a Liverpool.

    Agger and Skrtel need that type of competition for central defence places.

    Suarez is too good for a underperforming team like Liverpool – He’s career is sure to go down the pan quicker than you could say Fernando José El Niño Torres Sanz, so to speak.

    Go to Spain – I hear Barcá is popular amoungst players!!!

  4. __wowza says:

    he shoulda just said he was TiVoing it.

  5. Giancarlo says:

    That’s ridiculous. No one owns him, and if he’s injured and can’t play who cares? It’s not like he was out partying! Everyone’s gotta shop for Xmas!

  6. Andy Carroll's Ponytail says:

    Hope he got some presents for his team mates. But after that performance, maybe not!

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