Doth think he is wise – Tony Xia breaks his silence with baffling message – Birmingham Live
Former club owner Dr Tony Xia has spoken out in the wake of Aston Villa’s loss to Leicester City last night.
In typically vague style, Xia ended his Twitter exile, by copying and pasting an excerpt written by William Shakespeare onto his Twitter feed.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool,” wrote the former Villa head-honcho on his twitter feed.
The saying is copied over from Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’.
Xia then followed up to ‘clarify’ his tweet:
“This has nothing related to football. BTW.was not really want bother to clarify: 30M bonus 2Randy was part of deal of 100% transaction not RECON liability. IF People in charge of sports thinking about playing ‘words game’ all day long normally can’t be good in the sports field.”
One of Xia’s previous tweets – prior to these, referred to a courtroom allegation – and the ex-Villa owner hasn’t been heard from since – apart from a few outbursts on social media in relation to Villa games.
“Ironical experience as I was trapped by competitor while I been away China. I haven’t been arrested as born out by being able to send this tweet. I am not in hiding. The claims are false &been created by a local competitor attempting to cause damage to me. Legal action to follow.”
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Agbonlahor, utterly dumbstruck by Di Matteo’s choice to attempt to sell him, was then paraded into Xia’s office – and given an ultimatum, and not one of his choosing. According to the former striker, he wanted to stay and right his wrongs – but the club did not want to give him that choice. He knew then he would have the last laugh.
“The owner called me in and said they wanted me to go to Rangers or Reading, and I replied: ‘I’m not going anywhere. I was part of the team that went down and I want to stay here and help the team come back up’.”
This is certainly not the last time Villa fans will hear from Xia.