Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hit out at the top six Premier League club owners for their decision to join the much controversial European Super League. Calling them “bottle merchants” the Englishman vented out his frustration on such a drastic and hasty decision.
The former Valencia CF coach is furious at the club owners that include the owners of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur and called them “greedy” Neville alleged them to ruin the beautiful game of football and called it a crime committed to the fans.
"They are an absolute joke." 😤
Gary Neville on the six Premier League clubs signing up to the 'European Super League'
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 18, 2021
In an interview with the Sky Sports, Gary conveyed, “They’re bottle merchants, you never hear from the owners of these clubs. Absolute bottle merchants, they’ve got no voice. They’ll probably hide for a few weeks and then say it was nothing to do with them, they were only talking about it.”
Calling the act of joining the European Super League a heinous act, the 46-year-old further asserted, “It’s criminal, it’s a criminal act against football fans in this country, make no mistake about it, this is the biggest sport in the world, the biggest sport in this country and it’s a criminal act against the fans, simple as that. Deduct points, deduct the money and punish them.”
The European Super League is a proposed league to be played between Europe’s biggest 12 clubs pitted against one another. Real Madrid’s president is the Chairman of the League and they’re waiting to hold talks with FIFA and UEFA for their desired support.
🚨 Official statement.
12 football clubs today jointly announced an agreement competition, the Super League.
AC Milan, Arsenal , Atlético, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham have all joined.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 18, 2021
However, the top governing bodies are disinterested and called for strict action against the teams involved in the European Super League. UEFA, FIFA and all the notable League administrators has called to ban the 12 teams from all the Continental as well as National competitions.
The threat was so massive that the Football pundits believe Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Real Madrid all might be disqualified from the current season’s Champions League and Paris St Germain will be made Champions. It’ll be interesting to see what’s on the card till the end.
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