Neville in Twitter spat over ‘idiot’ Arsenal fan

Gary Neville has become a much-loved TV pundit since retiring from professional football, but he may not be a certain Arsenal supporter’s biggest fan right now after he called him an “idiot” during a live game.

While commentating for Sky Sports during Chelsea’s 3-1 triumph over the Gunners at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, the ex-Manchester United captain blasted an Arsenal fan for holding up a small sign urging Arsene Wenger to leave as manager.

Plenty of Arsenal supporters are frustrated with the team’s constant failure to maintain a title challenge in the Premier League, and Wenger’s position at the club has become a talking point considering his contract expires in the summer.

The Frenchman has been in charge of the North London outfit for the past 20 years, and Neville did not take kindly to the fact that this fan in particular was not showing much respect to the man who has guided Arsenal to three league titles and six FA Cups.

Times journalist Henry Winter took a different view, and wrote a piece in his newspaper column titled ‘Arrogant Neville had no right to call unhappy fan idiot’.

Winter’s words sparked a response from the former England international on Twitter, and a debate between the pair ensued.

Take a look at the conversation below…