Gary Neville makes disrespectful joke aimed at Tottenham’s players

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Dom Le Roy

VAR was once again the topic of discussion after Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Manchester City.

Substitute Gabriel Jesus had an injury-time goal ruled out by VAR after it looked like the Premier League champions had snatched a late victory.

Jesus’ celebratory dancing in front of the home supporters, wriggling his hips, samba-style was all in vain thanks to the officials at Premier League officials Stockley Park.

Earlier Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the Pep Guardiola’s side with a header from close range only for Erik Lamela’s left-footed effort to level the score.

Sergio Aguero put City back in front before the half time break, but a header from substitute Lucas Moura with his first touch levelled up the match late in the second half.

Manchester City had 30 attempts on goal compared to Tottenham’s three, with the champions dominating all proceedings apart from the scoreline.

Gary Neville who was co-commentating on the match said on Sky Sports’ Premier League channel on 17/8/19 at 7:30 pm claimed after the final whistle that VAR was Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s best player: “Tottenham fans are singing ‘VAR’,

“VAR has probably been their best player today. I cannot think of anything more important for them today,”


While it may not have been a classic performance from the Tottenham players, Neville’s claim that VAR was the club’s best player is a completely disrespectful comment from the former Manchester United defender.

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  1. Spurs were 2nd best. But that’s the full strength City side, the best they can play and they were at home. They still didn’t win. They’re being investigated under the fair play rules and probably won’t be allowed to buy anymore players this season or the next. Spurs are settling in and will become significantly better as the season progresses.

    • That city side is full of world class players on world class wages that were put together by squillion pound were a yoyo club before the big money rolled in but they seem to forget that and the struggles and scrappy games they used to have to endure. They now have a team that will make most teams look ordinary and whilst I understand about the VAR decisions that even I as a spurs fan think are too clinical, they had over 30 chances to win that game which for them should’ve been a walk in the park but now they blame a bad VAR decision as to why they lost that game. Yes it’s harsh but come on ffs!! Should’ve been a comfortable 6-0 that’s not VAR’s fault.. spurs will as any team will take a point against city all day long. Move on city fans, you’ll prob win the league again anyway..

  2. Man city did not win due to their poor finishing, not a VAR call, the same type of call that Sissoko had against him in the CL final, accidental but handball, Spurs had 2 clear chances and scored both times, Man city had a hat full of chances and scored 2 legal goals, yes the new handball rule is a joke, but it applies to all teams, not just Man city. The Aguero goal was not off side as the ball was cut back, not played forwards response to Colin Stuart Campbell’s post. Hopefully spurs will get better once the Eriksen saga is over, why the hell Levy didn’t but Bruno Fernandes with the transfer of Eriksen inevitable is totally beyond me and many other spurs fans, Levy does this every year leaves spurs 2 quality players short, this year possibly 3 quality players short, 1 in defence, 1 in midfield and yet again a forward, with the transfer window as it is with Europes ending after the PL Levy has been a total muppet with his frugalness to put it politely, COYS.

  3. Gary Neville, you are no different from the rest. Hate Spurs for no reason?! Just a follower like all the rest.
    You will never be a leader, use your own mind and rid yourself of negativity like all the other losers.
    Why always something negative about Spurs? Is Spurs doing something bad that no other teams are doing?
    No their not, just say what the other people are saying even if you don’t know even know what they are talking about.
    I’ll put it in one sentence for you dumb bell, Spurs have accomplished tremendous feats without been given blank checks
    to buy all the players so no other teams will use them.
    Have a bad day joker.


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