Jack Grealish criticised for Miguel Almiron comment during Man City celebrations
Newcastle fans were left less than impressed.
Man City celebrated winning the Premier League on Monday night with an open-top bus parade around Manchester the day after their thrilling comeback against Aston Villa to win a fourth Premier League crown in five seasons.
Grealish was celebrating Man City's title win.
The 25-year-old, who became the most expensive Premier League transfer ever when joined the Blues back in August 2021, was one of those particularly keen to celebrate and had been spotted partying away with several members of the City squad.
In an Instagram story posted by Bernardo Silva, an understandably inebriated Grealish took to comparing the performance of teammate Riyad Mahrez to Almiron.
"There were two secrets... number one, Riyad, take him off the pitch, as soon as possible. He played like Almiron yesterday," he said.
Protect Jack Grealish at all costs https://t.co/6Ra8MJM3C0
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 23, 2022
While the other members of the City and squad and many people online found it funny, others didn't appreciate the 26-year-old's attempt at humour.
Journalist Roberto Rojas said that he couldn't understand why Grealish felt the need to compare Mahrez to the Paraguay international.
"Don’t understand why Grealish had to compare Mahrez to Almiron by slagging him off, that sounds very unprofessional," he tweeted.
Don’t understand why Grealish had to compare Mahrez to Almiron by slagging him off, that sounds very unprofessional. https://t.co/Tsh0jkjNQr
— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) May 23, 2022
Newcastle fans' reaction.
Rojas wasn't the only one, as many others leapt to the defence of Almiron and at the same time, used the opportunity to take aim at Grealish.
Meanwhile, some Geordies and neutrals online labelled the remarks "egotistical" and suggested that Grealish should apologise.
Grealish has yet to speak about his comments made on Monday.
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