A day after the European Super League announcement, Gary Neville gathered football supporters against the club owners.
As a club owner himself at Salford City, Gary Neville feels slightly complicit for what’s happening in football right now. When the Glazer family bought Manchester United, he completely backed the take over without thinking of the repercussions. Many of the owners who currently rule the top clubs in the continent are from the United States. American sports have a model that is very similar to what the European Super League is about.
For Neville, this power grab has to be stopped and he wanted to send a message to all supporters. In his speech, he also called for players and manager from these clubs to go on a strike. This war in the football community is only getting started and we are here for it. Neville is part of the supporters who are against this new idea. Whilst the club owners are willing to take this all the way to court.
Neville’s battlecry against the owners.
During his work as a pundit on Sky Sports, this is what Gary said: “I feel slightly complicit, I’ve stayed pretty quiet in terms of the Glazers over the years. I’ve done that because I’ve thought when the club was taken over as a Plc you knew it could be bought. It was out of the control of players, fans and everybody. I believe in a free market, and I’ve always thought ‘what’s the answer to the Glazers? Who takes them out? Russia, China, state money for the £2-3 billion it would need?’
“I’ve stayed quiet on the basis that it’s still Manchester United, you can still watch the lads play, I can be happy and sad, I can still watch football in this country, they take dividends out, I can live with that slightly, but what I can’t live with is attacking every single football fan in this country. They have stepped over the mark. They are scavengers and need booting out of this football club and booting out of this country. We have got to come together. It might be too late, there’ll be people at Manchester United, fans 15 years ago who will say it’s too late. It’s never too late, we have got to stop this. It is absolutely critical we do.”