Members discussed the possibility of ending the remaining games behind closed doors at neutral venues on Friday, but some opposition met with opposition.
Villa, and some of their relegation rivals, are against the idea that their fate be decided outside the national territory. Six of Villa’s remaining 10 games are slated to take place at Villa Park.
“Personally, I’m against it,” admitted Purslow, when asked about playing in neutral stadiums.
“We are a club that is proud of our form at home, I think two thirds of our victories this season have come home.
“We have six home games left to play, so I think any Villa fan would agree to give up this advantage is a massive decision for someone who runs Aston Villa and I would certainly not agree to unless the circumstances are good. “
However, fans of other clubs across the country – including Liverpool and Leeds whose success depends on the outcome of the Premier League recovery – reacted angrily to Purslow’s comments.
Here is a selection of social media:
Jamie Watson: “I don’t have time for these owners and business owners to try to use it as a prison release card. “
@SuperbSpearing: “They’re going to have to make concessions. They threaten to withdraw the entire league for a “home advantage”. There will be no one here! “
@ EzekielElijahJ1: “No fan allowed in any stadium, where is the benefit for anyone? “
Rob Hunton: “Relegate the last six from the PL and promote the first six of the championship. Enough said. “
@SirLeonP: “They have the Prem’s fourth worst home record? “
Andrew Willis: “End the season without and lose your points to the opposing teams. “
Stephen Murphy: “No man, you’re against your relegation, that’s why you want the season null and void. “