GARY NEVILLE claims the Big Six’s apologies for their attempted murder of English football” with the European Super League can’t be accepted.
The Manchester United legend believes only new government legislation can stop “despicable” plans for a closed-shop breakaway league eventually coming in.
Man Utd co-owners Joel and Avram Glazer can’t be forgiven, says Gary NevilleCredit: Getty
And he labelled the owners of the six Premier League giants as “impostors” keen to “take away equal and fair competition” via an ESL making the rich richer
The 12-club midweek league collapsed just 48 hours after its unveiling last Sunday, following uproar from fans and politicians, plus public opposition from managers and players.
United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs withdrew after huge protests outside grounds.
But Real Madrid, in particular, have openly stated they hope the proposals resurface in some form.
But for now, they, along with Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter, know they cannot proceed while the Prem’s six global players have publicly backed out.
Neville told Sky Sports: “The idea that you take away equal and fair competition, the idea that it’s a closed shop and teams like Leicester can finish in the Champions League but can’t play in the Super league. It is despicable.
“It was an attack on Leeds United, it was an attack on Everton, West Ham, Newcastle, some of the greatest clubs in the history of English football.
“What about Ajax? PSV? Feyernoord? These unbelievable clubs. They’ve just been left with the pennies, while the rich go away and take £3m every week for 23 years and created their own league.
“Honestly the scariest thing is that these people are regrouping back and base, they’re not going away, this is their second attempt in the last eight months.”
He added: “Everybody that knows and loves English football knows this is wrong. I called them imposters.
“It was an attempted murder of English football and sorry doesn’t wash. It’s gone past sorry because it’s twice that they’ve done it.
“If you were sorry the first time with Big Picture you wouldn’t have brought back this one.”
And former England defender Neville believes only politicans can prevent a future super league going ahead.
He said: “There has to be government legislation. The government are the only people who can stop this.
“That’s not for anybody else to run English football. That’s just to make sure clubs like Man United, Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham doing it again because they run English football.
“‘(Florentino) Perez and (Joan) Laporta – the presidents of Real Madrid and Barcelona, two of the biggest clubs in the world – have told us “we’re coming back for you”, so this lot are not going away but they need to be stopped.”
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