It’s safe to say by now that the proposals for football’s so-called European Super League are universally hated, with former Manchester United player Gary Neville being one of the most vocal opponents of the plans.
The Sky Sports pundit gave a passionate rallying cry after Man Utd’s win over Burnley on Sunday and on Monday Night Football, along with Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, calling on all fans – no matter what team they support – to condemn the proposals.
However, despite his apathy for what has happened, Neville still found time to have a laugh at some of the English teams involved in the plans.
As it stands Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Man Utd and Tottenham Hotspur are planning to join the breakaway league with Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in August, however, they still have other fixtures to play in the current season.
Neville’s broadcast colleague Dave Jones ran over some of the fixtures that these clubs have coming up at the end of Monday’s show which prompted a hilarious response from the former England defender.
As Jones read out the fixtures Neville vocally cheered on Brighton, Southampton, Aston Villa and Everton who are playing Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City and Arsenal respectively. You could accuse Neville of being unprofessional but, given the circumstances, you can understand him wanting to let a little steam off and have a laugh.
Some fans were left in stitches.
Although it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Man United were in that list of matches...
On Sunday, Neville called the plans for the Super League “pure greed” and called for all the English clubs involved to have points deducted and for Arsenal, Liverpool and even Manchester United relegated for their involvement.