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Villa Chief Executive suspended over social media post

The Chief Executive of Aston Villa Football Club, Keith Wyness Credit: PA

The Chief Executive of Aston Villa Football Club, Keith Wyness, has been suspended from all football-related activity for three weeks by the Football Association for misconduct relating to a social media post.

The 59-year-old shared a Twitter video of Villa being denied a penalty during the final game of the Championship season against Brighton last month which had a caption questioning whether under-performing referees had "disabilities".

Mr Wyness was also fined £10,000 and ordered to complete an education course.



Half-time score: Aston Villa v Birmingham City

Aston Villa's Mile Jedinak is challenged by Birmingham City's David Davis. Credit: PA Images

It's currently 0-0 at half-time in the Second City derby.

Harry Redknapp is making his managerial debut for the Blues since he took over from Gianfranco Zola.

Aston Villa are currently unbeaten in their last nine league games in comparison to Birmingham City.

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