Gary Neville is forming an army of experts to help fight any further Big Six break-up plot, with the former Man United captain setting up a WhatsApp group including BT rivals Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand and Jake Humphrey.
- Gary Neville led the fight on Sky Sports against the European Super League
- Expert believes colleagues can play a role in avoiding more stunts like this
- Neville has formed a WhatsApp group to unite broadcasters on the topic
- Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand are among those involved
Gary Neville has assembled a group of pundits, broadcasters and commentators in an effort to present a unified voice – and prevent further attempts at a Separatist League.
The former Manchester United and England defender has reportedly launched a collaboration that cuts across broadcast rivalries and includes figures like Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker and Steve McManaman.
One call has already taken place and another is scheduled for Tuesday between those involved, with initial plans to be discussed.
Gary Neville continues fight against another attempted separatist league project
The Sky Sports presenter involved Rio Ferdinand (left) and Gary Lineker (right)
The aim is believed to be to ensure the group can present a powerful and aligned voice against any move by club owners to take the game away from their supporters.
Others involved in what is a powerful WhatsApp group include Jamie Carragher and Jake Humphrey (BT), another Neville expert on Sky.
The plot to create a separatist European Super League is behind this decision. Neville’s role in exposing the now-lapsed proposal is known to have set the tone and played a key role in its downfall.
BT’s Jake Humphrey and Sky’s Jamie Carragher are also involved in a WhatsApp group
The creation of a group comes amid an ongoing backlash against those involved in the breakaway
It is recognized that those in the game who now work in the media can play a key role in ensuring that any further attempts fail as well.
Although those involved work for a variety of different broadcasters, there is nothing preventing them from coming together on major football issues.
The group’s set-up comes amid an ongoing backlash against those involved in the botched escape.
After protests at Chelsea and Arsenal, Manchester United fans invaded Old Trafford on Sunday and had their game with Liverpool postponed.