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Leeds United: Fans react after Gary Neville slams Angus Kinnear Fan-Led Review comments

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A number of Leeds United fans have been left angered after Gary Neville suggested the ‘most successful’ Premier clubs should be ‘reining in’ the type of comments recently made by club CEO Angus Kinnear.

The comments to which Neville was referring to were made when the Leeds chief executive slammed the Fan-Led Review of Football Governance, comparing it with the Maoist regime in China.

Addressing the issue on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football (via HITC), the former Manchester United defender said: “I just thought Leeds United as an ownership, as a sort of executive management team, would have understood the feeling of economic distress, desperation by being in the Championship that they were for so long.”

He then suggested  ‘top clubs’ like Manchester United and Liverpool should be ‘the guardians’ of English football.

He explained: “The most historic clubs, the most successful, they have got the biggest money and the most revenue – they should really be sat there, sort of reining in some of these [Kinnear] comments.”

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LeedsLive wrote an article on the exchange and shared it to Facebook, where a collection of Leeds supporters were more than ready to weigh in on the debate.

Here’s what these Leeds fans said…

It’s easy to see just how much these Leeds fans do not like the suggestion that a club like Manchester United should be seen as one of the ‘guardians’ of English football.

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For many, they have not forgotten the Red Devils’ alignment with the attempted European Super League that saw the Premier League’s ‘big six’ try and form an elite, closed competition with other major European teams.

Whether or not these supporters agreed with Kinnear’s comments, it seems as if they simply cannot stand Neville’s assertion that the ‘biggest’ clubs in the country should be trusted to be moral gatekeepers.

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