VIDEO: Neville Enrages Arsenal Fans By Saying He’d ‘Smash’ Rosicky

By on January 26, 2015

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Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has enraged Arsenal fans after claiming he’d have ‘two-footed’ and ‘smashed’ Tomas Rosicky if he’d have done a no-look pass on him in training.

Rosicky put on a master-class performance to help Arsenal to a 3-2 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon with the Czech international setting up one and scoring a stunning third – which turned out to be the winning goal.

Rosicky’s virtuoso performance also included an array of superb passing throughout the game, with the 34-year-old pulling off a ‘no-look’ pass on three separate occasions, including in the build-up to the third goal.

However, these antics didn’t go down too well with a certain Mr Neville as the former United defender blasted Rosicky live on Match of the Day 2 last night, claiming that if a player had done that to him and embarrassed him in training, he’d have ‘two-foot’ and ‘smashed’ them.

‘If that was a training session and somebody did that I’d be first over there and I’d probably look to two-foot him or take him out of the game.’

‘If somebody did that in training to me, winding me up, I would be straight in there. I’d smash them.’

Neville has tried to back-track on Twitter saying his comments were ‘tongue in cheek’ but what he said is nothing short of disgraceful.

It shows the mentality of the man, as he clearly feels the only way to stop players like Rosicky is to ‘smash’ them. I’m sure Jose Reyes will testify to this as he was on the wrong end of Neville’s philosophy when he kicked him off the park at Old Trafford back in 2005/06.

This ‘smash-em’ mentality is precisely what’s wrong with English football and so-called pundits like Neville are setting a terrible example to the young footballers of today.

Young English talent should be aspiring to be like players like Rosicky, not thugs like Neville. Who think it’s okay to simply kick the sh*t out of the more talented footballers around him.

I get that Neville junior had to play in Gary’s shadow as a player and he’s once again being left behind as they make their names in the media, but surely he can come up with something more intelligent than this rubbish to make a name for himself as a ‘controversial’ pundit?


  1. DarlingbudsofArse

    January 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

    He should also be “taken off” the air before he pollutes it even the more!

  2. Ryan L

    January 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    On the plus side and I don’t mean this flippantly, but does this mean that the next time a neanderthal player like Shawcross breaks someone’s leg that we don’t have to put ip with all that BS about how professionals don’t set out to hurt fellow professionals/not a malicious player/didnt set out with that intent blah, blah, blah

  3. Lait Fawe

    January 26, 2015 at 9:27 am

    They are so envious of THE GREAT ARSENAL that they don’t know when these wicked words come out of their mouth !!

  4. The BearMan

    January 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

    He is not the only one, Robbie Savage is not SHY in making similar comments. Like Neville he has brought his hooligan behaviour from the pitch into the studio.

  5. littlearty

    January 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Mr Neville has done boring, then outrageous so whatever the 3rd strike is should see him out and perhaps he could collect the other host’s nightmares RS and recent advocates of diving & cheating on his exit.

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