Richard Keys takes aim at Gary Neville once again by labelling his new book ‘nonsense’
‘If it really were The People’s Game, the author wouldn’t be a multi-millionaire’: Richard Keys takes aim again at Gary Neville by labeling former Man United captain’s new book ‘nonsense’ and declaring hypocrisy
- Richard Keys and Gary Neville have disagreed several times
- Neville was criticized by fellow pundit for his comments on BT Sports coverage
- And he’s hit again after his announcement about his new book
Richard Keys has again targeted Gary Neville by labeling the former Manchester United captain’s new book ‘nonsense’.
Earlier this week, Neville, a prominent pundit for Sky Sports, revealed that he would be releasing “The People’s Game: A View from The Front Seat in Football” in September.
However, it appears that Keys will not purchase a copy after he publicized a post from Neville about the book via social media and then tore it apart.
Richard Keys (L) has once again criticized Gary Neville (R) by labeling his new book ‘nonsense’
The 65-year-old believes hypocrisy was involved in the making of the novel, as Neville owns Salford City along with the ‘Class of 92’.
Salford have gained significant support from the ground since their takeover, which has enabled them to quickly gain promotion to the Football League.
In response to Neville’s announcement, Keys said, “Nonsense.
“If it were really The People’s Game, the author wouldn’t be a multimillionaire or own a football club lower in the pyramid that totally disrupts wage structures.”
Neville co-owns Salford City and Keys believes his connection represents hypocrisy
Keys and Neville have argued in the past as well. BT Sport’s coverage of the Champions League final last month caused them to bicker.
Neville pointed to the lack of pre-match focus on the chaos outside the Stade de France in Paris after Liverpool supporters were given tear gas by police.
Kick-off was delayed three times, but BT Sport’s show focused elsewhere.
Keys, however, jumped on the broadcaster’s defense, noting that Neville was part of Sky Sports’ lineup covering the turmoil at Old Trafford in April 2021.
Neville criticized BT’s coverage of the chaos outside the Champions League final in Paris
But Keys replied to defend his old colleagues, pointing out Neville’s shortcomings last year
“F**k me Gary, isn’t there anything you’re not an expert at?” Keys tweeted.
“I’ve worked with guys from BT Sport and they’re top professionals, as Jake Humphrey has said.
“I’m pretty sure Saturday was a challenging night for everyone. Just like covering the OT riots you caused and poorly covered at Sky.”
In his announcement, Neville handed his LinkedIn followers an insight into the book.
BT Sport was accused of failing to provide fans with updates about the brawl outside the venue
He wrote: “Incredibly excited to announce my new book ‘The People’s Game: A View From The Front Seat in Football’. When the European Super League was announced last year, it felt like football was being taken from the fans.
“I believed that football as we knew it was changing, and as I became more passionate about the wider game over the years, I wanted to take a deep dive into how we view football, the roles the game plays and the clubs involved. play in our society and the problems we all see in sports today.
“It feels like the right time to share this book, bringing together both my views and those of the contributors and fans who have all been kind enough to share their thoughts on each of the topics we’ve covered in the book.
“I hope you all enjoy it.”