20 March 2020 04:32
Gary Neville has torn into prime minister Boris Johnson and has demanded the Premier League do not follow his guidance over the coronavirus. Neville was vocal on social media in the days leading up to English football being suspended last Friday. The Premier League was one of the last major European leagues who stopped football in their country. Premier League matches were set to go ahead, with fans in attendance, last weekend following a meeting on Thursday. However, the news that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for coronavirus led to an emergency meeting on Friday morning, which saw elite football suspended across the country.
Speaking on Sky Sports' The Debate programme, Neville said the Premier League were made to look foolish for a reactionary decision. "That's why I was critical of the Premier League 10 days ago, the idea that they were willing to put a million people into football stadiums for a Premier League weekend and just think they can wing it and get away with it to me was reckless," he said. JUST IN: Premier League and EFL suspended until at least April 30 after crunch coronavirus meeting