Former Premier League Title Winner Loses Derby in Greece and Confronts Ultras at Automotive

FORMER Manchester Metropolis defender Joleon Lescott has revealed AEK Athens ultras waited for him by his automotive after a derby defeat to Olympiacos.

The ex-England worldwide, 40, gained two Premier League titles with the Sky Blues throughout his five-year keep on the Etihad.

Joleon Lescott gained Premier League titles with Manchester Metropolis in 2012 and 2014Credit score: Occasions Newspapers Ltd

The AEK Athens fans were unforgiving towards Lescott following a derby defeat

The AEK Athens followers had been unforgiving in direction of Lescott following a derby defeatCredit score: Kenny Ramsay – The Solar Glasgow

He left in 2014, following up his time at Man Metropolis with quick spells at West Brom and Aston Villa.

Lescott then signed for Greek facet AEK Athens in 2016, however would play simply 4 matches for them earlier than ending his profession at Sunderland the next 12 months.

But he nonetheless has a somewhat worrying story from his time on the continent.

It got here after a defeat to rivals Olympiacos, with AEK’s die-hard followers selecting to intimidate him within the car parking zone following the consequence.

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Talking in his position with AceOdds, Lescott advised Each day Star Sport: “Quite a lot of stuff was sudden, or simply stuff I wasn’t used to!

“I bear in mind for the derby recreation, we performed Olympiacos, and the followers come to the lodge that we keep in and are within the reception space.

“Then the captain come and knocked on my door, and was like: ‘we’re going downstairs, the followers are right here’.

“Once I say followers, I don’t simply imply a few them searching for autographs, it’s the ultras with flares in reception.

“I had a routine earlier than video games, simply do what I wanted to do; chill, ice, and recuperate. And I used to be like: ‘Oh yeah? Na, I’ll depart it.’ He stated: ‘No, I’m not asking. We’re happening’.

“So we went down there and it was going off. They had been singing and chanting and clearly letting us understand how essential this recreation was.

“After which equally we misplaced the sport, however we had just a few days off, so I used to be going dwelling. So my automotive was within the automotive park, after which we got here again, they usually had been ready. All of the ultras had been ready there.

“However as we received off the coach, I may go the opposite option to get to my automotive and go to the airport. So I didn’t see the result of that. That was a fairly new expertise, I ought to say.

“However total, gamers and employees members had been good. The vast majority of them had been nice, those that I labored with – however a distinct, very totally different expertise.”

Lescott racked up 26 caps for England and was chosen in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2012.

He even scored within the Three Lions’ opening group recreation in a 1-1 draw with France.

These days he may be seen on BT Sport as a daily pundit for Premier League and Champions League video games.

Lescott played just four times for AEK Athens

Lescott performed simply 4 instances for AEK Athens


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