Richard Keys has torn into Gary Neville over the title of his new book The People’s Game.
The former Manchester United and England full-back announced the release of the book this week. But it hasn’t gone down with some, including the likes of TV presenter Richard Keys who lay into the Sky Sports pundit. Writing in a tweet, Keys described it as “nonsense” due to Neville’s millionaire status and business interests in Salford City.
He wrote: “Nonsense. If it really was The People’s Game the author wouldn’t be a multi-millionaire nor own a football club lower down the pyramid that totally distorts wage structures.”
The book, to be released in September this year, goes into detail about how football has been tarnished with the sheer amount of money and greed that now consumes a sport that used to be enjoyed by the working class, although Keys saw the irony in the book. Neville, along with brother Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs each bought 10% of Salford City in 2014, with billionaire Peter Lim buying the rest before David Beckham later bought 10% of Lim’s 50.
Since then the club has shot up the leagues and reportedly offered wages higher than the average in each division they have been in and now reside in League Two.
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@EHDMJU replied to Keys’ tweet saying: “I see loads of people here conflating many issues but once again, you are spot on Keysey. And the media in the UK are to scared to say it!!”
Although not everyone was deadset that the former Sky Sports presenter is speaking with a level head. @dancarrington11 replied: “Richard you’re just bitter he took your job.”
Gary Neville is yet to reply, although the pundit is known for his quick wit on Twitter, especially when it comes to high-profile people tweeting him.