Watch: Gary Neville calls the European Super League a ‘criminal act’

Gary Neville delivered an impassioned rant against the proposed European Super League, calling it a ‘criminal act against football supporters in this country’. 

The former Manchester United defender was speaking on Sky Sports after United’s 3-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

The game was overshadowed by news that 12 clubs, including the Big Six from England, were in favour of creating their own league.

In response, UEFA, the Premier League and others came together to oppose the plan, with European governing body UEFA insisting they would take legal action against the ‘cynical project’ if it went ahead.

Neville said: “The motivation is greed. My reaction earlier wasn’t an emotional one – dock them all points tomorrow, put them at the bottom of the league and take their money off them!

“You have got to stamp on this. This is a criminal act against all football fans in this country. Make no mistake about it.”

Earlier, the Sky Sports pundit had said: “I’m not against the modernisation of football competition, but to bring forward proposals in the wake of Covid is an absolute scandal. United and the rest of the big six clubs that have signed up to it should be ashamed of themselves.

‘Are Arsenal in the league? They’ve just drawn to Fulham. United aren’t beating Burnley. I can’t concentrate on this game. The six English clubs should have points docked from them this season. It’s an absolute joke.”

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