Gary Neville lambasted the football leaders who are constantly fueling the fire over the possible restart of the season, and urged clubs to speak in individual statements to make their intentions clear.
Sky sports specialist Neville made his voice heard throughout the coronavirus pandemic and gave his final thoughts on Sunday after the Premier League began considering the restart plan.
Engaged in a debate on social media, Neville suggested that the presidents and chief staff of the best flight clubs are “scared to death” of responsibility if they are to be the ones who speak out and ask that the season start again .
Gary Neville says football clubs must make their voices heard during the pandemic
“This is why we have not heard a single CEO / president / owner or prominent leader open their mouths to support the restart!” Anyway / Anyway / Anyway! Scared to death of responsibility and blame, “said Neville when a fan asked him what the protocol would be if the Premier League were to resume and that a coronavirus death would occur.
He then turned his attention to how the Premier League as a body and the clubs themselves acted during the pandemic, with frequent charity updates but a lack of clear direction regarding hopes of resuming the campaign.
Neville went to Twitter to say club presidents and owners are just afraid to speak up
The Sky Sports specialist then pointed out the inconsistencies in what is relayed
Neville acknowledged, when reminded, that Brighton has released his thoughts on the issue
“It would be good for them [Premier League] speak at least once. Any of them! The clubs included, “said Neville.
“They bottle this virus on communications. Very happy to tell us when they deliver food packages. “
The former Manchester United man admitted that Brighton is one of the few clubs to have made its voice heard as the chaos of the pandemic continues to unfold.
Brighton boss Graham Potter warned last week that football players should not be treated any differently from the rest of the population when it comes to deciding whether it is safe to play behind closed doors.
Potter, who lost his two parents in a year before the coronavirus even struck, is more aware than the pain of thousands of families across the country.
Quickly gaining a lot of traction on his comments, Neville received a response from Crystal Palace president Steve Parish.
Former Manchester United defender said football bosses “bottled him up on communications”
Neville has locked the horns with Crystal Palace president Steve Parish on the subject of speaking
Regarding the defense of the club leaders, Parish believed that the president had started to speak, which he himself did in a column to the temperature while emphasizing the need for neutral and empty stadiums.
Parish said to Neville, “If we can’t make it work, I’m afraid for next season. The game may never fully recover.
In response, Neville returned to his point on the communication and accused a section of the upper division of theft of “hiding” when important problems had to be resolved.
“Steve, I want football to come back. I also understand the complexities, ”he replied.
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“However, it is depressing that the PL and the clubs seem to be hiding, afraid of communicating. No one wants to be responsible for it! Just in case the unthinkable happens.
For Neville, the whole situation is linked by a series of mixed messages, the Premier League saying one thing but not engaging in another.
“The PL have a CV [coronavirus] nightmare, Neville continued.
“They continue to spout Health first, but constantly say” We have to restart. ” I would respect them more if they said, “We accept the increased health risk, but that is what we are prepared to accept.” They will not do it because they are afraid of death! ”