Football club owners can sometimes clash with fans, but Aston Villa’s chief Tony Xia is well-liked by the outfit’s following.
The club dropped into the Championship under his term, but the Chinese businessman’s regular interaction with supporters on social media has given him brownie points.
Last season, the team failed to launch a serious challenge for Premier League promotion, but in the early stages of this campaign, things are going well.
Steve Bruce’s men overcame a three-game winless run to avoid defeat in eight matches on the trot.
In their last four outings, the club won two, drew one and lost the other, which has left them fifth in the standings, five points adrift of the automatic promotion places.
On Friday, Xia took to Twitter to inform the fans that he will be attending upcoming home matches against Sunderland and Ipswich Town.
As well as that, he is invited one supporter to watch the contest with him.
My Nov. itinerary allows me watching Sunderland&Ipswich home games at beloved ❤️VP with you all. 👏🏻So SittingWithXia lotteries again📢! #UTV
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) November 3, 2017
As expected, the reaction to his tweet was positive.
— Steve Atkins 🥅 (@steveatkins1969) November 3, 2017
Just want to say a simple THANK YOU TONY
— Paul Haywood (@phaywood69) November 3, 2017
— Ben Broadhurst (@bennybale) November 3, 2017
What a guy!
— AVFC U23 (@AVFCU23) November 3, 2017
You have turned this club around Dr. Thank you. I actually enjoy and look forward to Villa games now. Lets get back to the EPL!
— Kaza (@pkaza84) November 3, 2017
See you then @Dr_TonyXia
Thanks for everything UTV
— Simon Osborn (@Ossie12Simon) November 3, 2017
Dr Xianta Clause I've been a good villa fan this year @Dr_TonyXia
— Richard Dallaway (@Gropinvillain) November 3, 2017
Big up the Dr. 👊🏾👊🏾
— Anthony Mullings (@MullingsAnthony) November 3, 2017