If you want to know how bad scaremongering from ITK social media gets, MOMS had been receiving DM’s at the end of last week from concerned Villa supporters, asking if it is true that Villa’s new Brazilian striker, Wesley, had broken his leg.
It seems nowadays common sense takes a back seat to any old random tweet.
Wesley’s absence from the recent Charlton, would normally lead you to believe he’d picked up a knock in training or from a previous game. Instead, some fans seemingly jumped straight to a more extreme conclusion that Wesley had broken his leg, because of rumours doing the rounds on social media.
If a player breaks their leg, it’s normally big news and reported promptly.
Villa Head Coach Dean Smith put the more active minds of the fanbase at rest, when he gave a swift update on Wesley, after the Charlton match.
The Brazilian was not a part of the squad that made the trip to The Valley to take on Charlton, after playing against Walsall and Kuwait (behind closed doors at Bodymoor Heath) last week, but is was certainly not due to any long-term injury concerns.
“Wesley played well on Wednesday and scored two goals,” reflected Smith.
“He also played 20 minutes against Kuwait in the week but suffered a small knock.
“It wasn’t worth the risk bringing him down today. He’s fine, though. He should be back training on Tuesday or Wednesday.”
While Villans can sleep easy now, another decent striker might be worth getting in before the transfer window closes at 5:00pm on Thursday 8th August.
You know, just in case…