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08th Nov 2015

Pantomime season starts early as Aston Villa fans welcome back former captain

Tom Victor

Less than six months after leading out Aston Villa at Wembley for the FA Cup final, Fabian Delph is a figure of hate at Villa Park.

The former club captain returned to his old stomping ground for the first time since leaving for Manchester City, and fans of the Midlands club let him know what they thought of his perceived lack of loyalty

Villa supporters were less than happy to see Delph move on after seeming to commit his future to the club.

But the England midfielder seemed unbothered by the backlash, joining City team-mate Raheem Sterling in laughing off the abuse the pair received from former fans after moving to the Etihad.

The inflatable snakes were, like Delph himself, met with a rather mixed reception…