It’s fair to say that the general public didn’t take well to Phil Neville’s analysis of England’s opening World Cup fixture last night.
Comedians, players, and the general public took to social media to hurl abuse at Neville during the match, with even South Warwickshire Police having their turn to mock the pundit.
With his elder brother, Gary, having received wide acclamation for his insightful, analytical approach on Sky Sports, Neville’s ‘robotic’ sound was an unpopular change for many English viewers.
Here is a sub-section of some of the tweets aimed at Phil Neville.
Looking for an alternative to Phil Neville football commentary? Try the speaking clock – more passion and less predictable #WorldCup2014
— John Honeywell (@CaptGreybeard) June 15, 2014
will be playing recordings of Phil Neville all night to keep the streets all calm and sleepy. Remember respect residents #KnowYourLimit
— Policing South Warks (@SWarksCops) June 14, 2014
Either the volume is very low or Phil Neville is under his duvet commentating so he doesn’t wake anyone?!? — John Ruddy (@Johnruddy86) June 14, 2014
1793. This is the final death toll of those who were unfortunately bored to death by Phil Neville’s co-commentary on last nights game. — March (@SdruhCram) June 15, 2014
I’m still recovering from a comatose state from the effect of Phil Neville’s commentary last night — Thomas Coaten (@ThomasCoaten) June 15, 2014
Is Phil Neville a robot? Please spare us any more of his commentary on English football – what was he on? — Kevin Spence (@KevinSpence1) June 15, 2014
Phil Neville! His commentary made we think of going to bed early. Let’s hope he doesn’t do any more. Come on England good in attack, — Mark Priestley (@markpriestley47) June 15, 2014
Slept well last night, not sure if it was down to the new bed or Phil Neville’s commentary! — Frank Laird (@TheFrankLaird) June 15, 2014
Phil Neville’s commentary last night.. http://t.co/qP0O3McNpY
— Football Vines (@Vine_Football) June 15, 2014
Bare in mind, these a merely but a few of many thousand who tweeted their discontent. I just hope that Phil has steers clear of Twitter for some time.