Gary Neville toasts the downfall of Super League after clubs back out 1 year ago

Gary Neville toasts the downfall of Super League after clubs back out

Gary Neville posted a photograph on social media of himself drinking wine amidst news that the Super League is on the brink of collapse

Neville tweeted the photo with the caption "To the Super League ?"


Chelsea and Manchester City have already announced they plan to leave the league, with reports that the 12 founding members are having crisis talks about disbanding the league all together.

Neville had already made his feeling abundantly clear about the breakaway league during Sky's Super Sunday coverage, but was asked for his views on the subject again during Monday Night Football.


Urging all the football community to set aside their allegiances and attempt to stop the proposal, Neville admitted that he felt "slightly complicit", having rarely spoken about the Glazer family since their 2005 takeover of Manchester United.

"I've stayed pretty quiet in terms of the Glazer family over the years," he said. "I've stayed pretty quiet because I thought when the club were taken over as a PLC you knew it could be bought and it was out of the control of fans and players and everybody.

"I believe in a free market, generally in life, and I've often thought what's the answer to the Glazers? What takes them out? Russia? China? State money?

"I've stayed quiet on the basis that it's still Manchester United. I can still go and watch the lads play, I can be happy and I can be sad. I'm still watching football in this country.

"If they take dividends out, I can live with it slightly, but what I can't live with is attacking every football fan in this country.

"They have stepped over the mark. They are scavengers and they need booting out of this football club and need booting out of this country.

"We have got to come together now... We have got to stop this, it is absolutely critical that we do."

That quote aged well.