Gary Neville made a remark about leadership last night and people think he was slagging off politicians.

Commentating on ITV after England won in the semi-final game against Denmark last night, the pundit celebrated the win and praised England’s manager Gareth Southgate in particular - comparing him to other leaders.

He said: “The standard of the leaders in the past couple of years in this country has been poor but look at that man there... he’s everything a leader should be: respectful, humble, tells the truth, genuine. He’s fantastic, Gareth Southgate”.

Whatever could he have meant?

Well, reacting to his comments, people assumed Neville was making a subtle dig about Prime Minister Boris Johnson and they thought it was brilliant:

Others bemoaned that he was making a unifying moment ‘political’:

It’s not the first time Neville has combined football and politics. Recently, he contributed to the huge backlash Home Secretary Priti Patel received when she praised England for winning their quarter-final game against Ukraine, despite previously ripping into the team for taking the knee to show their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement:

Meanwhile, Johnson attended the game in Wembley and was ripped apart on social media for appearing to wear an England top over a shirt and tie, in scenes that trumped him perching on a table to watch another match, and standing on a massive England flag ahead of the quarter-final.

We just wonder how closely he would have been listening to Neville’s commentary.

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