Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott left fans enraged after he posted a photo of a $265,000 Mercedes immediately after his side's 0 - 6 English Premier League defeat against Liverpool.

But the former England international, who had played the entire match, blamed accidental pocket tweeting for the embarrassing gaffe.

The Daily Mail reported Lescott tweeted the photo of a Mercedes-AMG 63 Coupe within 15 minutes of fulltime at Villa Park, where the relegation-bound home team was booed.

But Lescott said it was an pocket-tweet accident while he was driving.

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"I'm not one for tweeting after games whether it's a good, bad or indifferent results but I would like to apologise for the performance today, personally and collectively," Lescott wrote.

Supporters from his former club West Bromwich Albion were quick to celebrate the tweet, labelling him "Agent Lescott". Others called his post "inappropriate" and "disrespectful".