Aston Villa hit back at Rangers chief executive Charles Green

The Ibrox CEO had labelled the club "useless" when describing his disbelief that the Villa Park club's revenues were on a par with Manchester United, but has since apologised

Aston Villa have hit back at Charles Green, after the Rangers chief executive branded the club "useless".

Green had blasted the Villans while expressing his belief that Europe's top clubs, including Rangers, would form a European super league due to the disillusionment brought on by smaller clubs making similar revenues.

The 59-year-old later apologised for his comments, and also claimed that some of his words had been taken out of context.

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Villa have now released a statement in response to Green's remarks, branding his comments "bizarre".

The statement reads: "Villa were surprised late last week when a Charles Green took a swipe at the club.

"Whilst admittedly bizarre and out of left field, Green did later apologise, stating that he was aware of Villa's pedigree from a defeat of Sheffield United when he had worked there.

"We are hoping that going forward Green will retreat to his day job and leave the cutting remarks for those standing on somewhat stronger footing."