Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has appeared to like a tweet announcing the nine point deduction from their arch-rivals Birmingham City, report Villa Report.
The punishment was made earlier today after the Blues were found guilty of breaking Financial Fair Play rules and will now face a relegation scrap in the coming weeks.
Grealish made the headlines earlier this month when he was attacked by a Birmingham fan during the Second City derby at St Andrew’s, before going on to score the winner in Villa’s 1-0 triumph.
Garry Monk’s side currently sit in 13th place on 50 points but with this deduction they will tumble down into 18th and just five points above the drop-zone.
They have already lost their last four Championship matches and now face a run against West Brom, Leeds United and Sheffield United.
Villa on the other hand now sit in sixth place having won their last four straight matches and look like a healthy bet to take a spot in the play-offs.
I would not mock too soon if I was Grealish.
Villa were weeks away from being in this very situation right at the start of the season but a late takeover saved them for the time being.
However, if promotion is not achieved this season they will be right back under the EFL’s microscope and could be in the same situation.