‘If the Government doesn’t intervene now then I lose faith in the game I love’: Gary Neville makes impassioned plea to Parliament to help bail out EFL clubs amid coronavirus cash crisis
Several of clubs below English football’s top flight are facing severe financial issues due to reduced revenue through fans not being allowed into stadiums in the UK since March.
The crisis has led for calls for those in charge of the wealthy Premier League clubs to support, but their latest £50m proposal to clubs in League One Two was rejected by the EFL.
‘I’ve called for many years for government to intervene’, said Neville on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
‘If it doesn’t intervene now at this point, where clubs are on brink of extinction because of a self-interested group of clubs or entities that won’t hand some money down to them without conditions or putting them into debt or further embargoing their transfers, then I lose faith in the game I love.