Gary Neville criticizes Liverpool’s ESL Premier League penalties as a “absolute humiliation.”
Gary Neville has criticised Liverpool’s and other Premier League clubs’ punishments for their involvement in the European Super League breakaway.
Liverpool was one of six English clubs to acknowledge their involvement in the plans, which were met with immediate criticism from fans.
Supporters protested the decision with banners outside Anfield, and the Reds quickly joined Chelsea and Manchester City in pulling out.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United have also pulled out of the competition, leaving Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus as the only clubs from the original 12 to remain.
Liverpool and the other five English clubs have now been reintegrated into UEFA after accepting the governing body’s punishments.
The Premier League penalized all five of them £3.6 million yesterday for their roles in the unsuccessful breakaway competition.
The Premier League has finally agreed on the best punishment for the “big six,” which includes a financial penalty of £22 million shared among the clubs.
Any club that tries a similar manoeuvre again will be fined £25 million and handed a 30-point penalty.
But, in a tweet in response to the ruling, Neville slammed the Premier League’s punishment for the five clubs, calling it “an absolute humiliation!”
While Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, says the sentence reinforces the need for autonomous football control.
“Thanks to the Premier League and the Big Six for making the case for independent regulation of football crystal clear,” he wrote on Twitter.
Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have previously said that any fines will be paid out of pocket.
Last week, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said that after leaving the ESL, Liverpool had been threatened by Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus.
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