Phil Neville responds to criticism over ‘sexist comments’ amid England job controversy

Not the greatest star

Phil Neville has responded to huge criticism over comments he made on social media several years ago ahead of England women’s managerial job.

The former Manchester United star was chosen as the man that the Football Association want to take the Women’s national team forward.

While there was already much talk about the subject, it grew even bigger when people went through his social media and found some tweets that could be seen as sexist.

One tweet claimed that women would be too “busy making breakfast/getting kids ready” to read his messages.

“Following comments made a number of years ago I would like to clarify that they were not and are not a true and genuine reflection of either my character or beliefs, and would like to apologise,” said Neville.

“I am fully aware of my responsibilities as the England Women’s Head Coach and am immensely proud and honoured to have been given the role.

“I am now looking forward to the future and will work tirelessly to try and help bring success to the team.”

Phil Neville wasn’t the only one to release a statement though, as Kick it Out moved to ask the FA to take action against hin.

“In light of recent action taken in response to historical social media comments made by current football participants, the question must now be asked – will the FA be charging Neville for posting discriminatory comments on social media?” a statement read.

Alexis Sanchez 2.0: Gary Neville instructs Man United to steal Man City’s latest target

From one Neville brother to another, Gary Neville has also ruffled some feathers.

That is because he has told Manchester United to steal another one of Man City’s targets.

It was clear that Alexis Sanchez was a prime target for the Cityzens but their rivals moved to steal him.

Safe to say, they succeeded in doing just that and now Gary Neville wants them to do it again.

Click here to find out which player he wants them to target.