Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hit out at the Premier League and its clubs, accusing them of ‘bottling’ communications over the return of football.
England’s top-flight has been suspended since mid-March and, at the time of writing, there is no concrete date set out for when it will return.
The Premier League have reiterated their desire throughout this process that the 2019/20 season will be completed but only when it is safe to do so.
However, talks between all 20 Premier League clubs on Friday have seen reports that a return date of June 8 has been proposed, with extreme safety measures put in place to protect players and staff.
There has been little information directly from the Premier League, though, which has irked Neville, who believe that they are too scared to take ownership of wanting to return to action due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The PL are having a CV nightmare,” Neville wrote on Twitter.
“They keep spouting Health First but then brief constantly “We have to Re-Start” I’d respect them more if they said ‘We accept the increase in Health Risk but it’s one we are willing to take’. They won’t as they are frightened to death!”
Replying to a comment, Neville added: “It would be good for them to speak at least once. Any of them! Clubs included. They are bottling this virus on comms. Very happy to tell us when they are delivering food parcels though.”