'Moron' – Jack Grealish slammed for Miguel Almiron joke during Man City title celebrations by fuming Simon Jordan

MANCHESTER CITY star Jack Grealish has been labelled as a "moron" by former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan over his Miguel Almiron jibe.

The Citizens' record-signing bizarrely name-dropped the Newcastle player during the club's Premier League title celebrations.


During City's title parade on Monday, the England international was filmed speaking to Bernardo Silva about how they recovered from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

He said that a major factor was taking Riyad Mahrez off, as the Algerian was playing like Almiron.

Grealish joked: "Riyad, take him off the pitch, as soon as possible. He played like Almiron."

Magpies fans were quick to fire back at the 26-year-old, who was an unused substitute in the dramatic comeback victory against the Villans.

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And Grealish's comment has also irked Jordan who failed to see the funny side of his remark as he delivered a scathing analysis of the winger.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the pundit said: "The bottom line is it takes Jack Grealish back to where he belongs – in moron territory. Engaging his mouth before he engages his brain.

"There’s no problem with him having banter with his teammates, that’s absolutely fine. If someone was to say he was taking the mickey out of Riyad Mahrez, you’d say it was banter, they’ve got that rapport.

"But if you take it out of another domain and you pick another player, single him out, and ridicule him because you think you’re in a position to do so, where’s that going to end?

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"Someone somewhere is going to say, ‘By the way, who are you?’ What gives you the right to make that comparison? Why would you want to do it?

"Where does your arrogance stop and intelligence begin? I’m sure he meant it tongue-in-cheek, but why pick on an individual player?

"Obviously in the back of his mind, he thinks that player probably is not good, and that’s his prerogative, but why does he need to do that to that particular player when Man City are talking about their success?

"Why does he think he is on a platform where he can look down on that player? Jack Grealish is a talented player, he’s a long way from being a £100million player.

"He’s incredibly fortuitous to be playing for a club like Man City that has enabled him to win a Premier League, because I don’t think his contribution has taken Man City to that Premier League title.

"I think he’s a bit-part player, so he would have been better served saying, ‘Take me off the pitch’ more. It’s a lack of awareness."

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Silva was also of the opinion that City are better off without Grealish, as he joked that him being on the bench was pivotal to their fourth title in five years.

After the ex-Villa skipper made two points, Silva quipped: "Number three… keep Jack Grealish on the f***ing bench."

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