Gary Neville SLAMMED over ‘virtue signalling’ during World Cup final - ‘You don't know what you're talking about!'
The football pundit ranted about working conditions in Qatar amid continued controversy of FIFA’s decision to hold the World Cup there
Gary Neville has been slammed for “virtue signalling” during the World Cup final for talking about the ongoing strike action in the UK.
During ITV’s coverage of the football match, the pundit ranted about working conditions in Qatar amid continued controversy of FIFA’s decision to hold the World Cup there.
He said: “We should detest low pay. We should detest poor accommodation and poor working conditions. And that is something that we can never, ever accept in this region or in any region.
“It is just worth mentioning that we've got a current government in our country. Who are demonising rail workers, ambulance workers and terrifyingly nurses.
“So in our country, we've got to look at workers rights. But certainly when football goes now, we have to make sure we pick up on workers rights wherever it goes.
“Because people have got to be equal, they've got to be treated equal. We can't have people being paid an absolute pittance to work.
“We can't have people in accommodation, which is unsavoury and disgusting. We can't have that. That shouldn't happen here with the wealth that exists, but it shouldn't happen in our country that our nurses are have to fight for an extra £1 or an extra £2 either.”
GB News’ Laurence Fox took to Twitter to criticise Neville, tweeting: “Just talk about the sodding football. That’s what you are paid to do.
“There’s plenty of time for virtue signalling tomorrow. You weren’t forced to go to Qatar. It’s a football match, not the House of Commons.”
Lee Anderson MP also shared a clip and said: “Talk about football Gary and keep your nose out of politics. You don't know what you're talking about.”
Qatar pumped a reported £200billion into the country’s infrastructure following the controversial award of the finals to the Gulf state back in 2010.
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