Aston Villa have announced that Mile Jedinak is a doubt for Saturday’s Championship game against Blackburn Rovers, and fans are bizarrely happy about it.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 28, 2017
A number of Villans are doing the unthinkable and are willing to sacrifice a win at Ewood Park if it meant that Birmingham City dropped into the relegation zone.
That is a very big possibility given that Villa’s arch rivals are taking on Premier League promotion contenders Huddersfield Town at the same time.
If Blackburn defeat Villa on home soil, they will climb out of the bottom three and Birmingham will drop back if they lose, which will leave them one point adrift of safety with one game left to play.
It is very rare for supporters to wish that their team succumbs to defeat on match day, but such is the hatred for Birmingham, they will do whatever it takes to see the Blues fall into League One.
So, when the Midlands club announced that a groin injury could keep Jedinak out of this weekend’s fixture, the supporters were relatively pleased.
@AVFCOfficial This means a loss get in
— Chlo (@Chloavfc_) April 28, 2017
— # (@RemzzAVFC) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial No mile no win = blues go down
— MM (@mattkranky) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial Rest him…rest them all…send them on holiday…pick 11 fans behind the goal!
— deano barnwell (@deanothemod) April 28, 2017
— Warren Bisp (@bispy_88) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial What ever shall we do
— James Lloyd (@LloydyAVFC) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial Unlucky Blues ????
— Broseph (@joe_ridley) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial I mean, this is the first time all season where I actually don't mind that jedinak isn't in the team.
— Sean Reeves (@SeanR_Music) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial It's ok we want to lose anyway
— Gaz Williams (@Gazvilla) April 28, 2017
@AVFCOfficial if we genuinely loose I'm alright with it ???? Birmingham have Huddersfield ???????? SOTB
— Nathan [AVFC] (@NRG_BM) April 28, 2017