Gary Neville accused club owners involved in the failed European Super League project of an ‘attempted murder of English football’ as he called for Government legislation to protect the sport in this country.
Last Sunday 12 clubs across Europe, including six in the Premier League, announced plans to join a breakaway league but most have now since embarrassingly pulled out amid a fierce backlash from fans, pundits, managers and players.
Manchester United co-owners Joel and Avram Glazer and Liverpool’s John W. Henry were revealed to be key drivers of the project and have since been forced to publicly apologise.
Gary Neville accused club owners involved in the failed European Super League (pictured) of staging ‘an attempted murder of English football
The former Manchester United player once again heavily criticised the shamed owners
‘What about Ajax? PSV? Feyernoord? These unbelievable clubs. They’ve just been left with the pennies, while the rich go away and take £3m every week for 23 years and created their own league.
‘Honestly the scariest thing is that these people are regrouping back and base, they’re not going away, this is their second attempt in the last eight months.
‘They’ve animated Number 10 Downing Street, they’ve animated politicians, royal family, every single football fan in this country. Now they’re going to have their work cut out because they’ve got an army against them.
‘Everybody that knows and loves English football knows this is wrong. I called them imposters.
‘It was an attempted murder of English football and sorry doesn’t wash. It’s gone past sorry because it’s twice that they’ve done it. If you were sorry the first time with Big Picture you wouldn’t have brought back this one.’