Phil Neville blasted for Bolton vs Liverpool: the best twitter jokes and memes

Fans didn't take too kindly to Neville's commentary during the FA Cup fourth round replay

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Phil Neville hasn’t had a great time of it of late. From his TV commentary debut at the World Cup last year, to being completely overshadowed by his older brother Gary, the former Manchester United defender’s shift to calling the shots has been far from seamless.

Unfortunately for the 38-year-old, the reaction to his commentary during Liverpool’s 2-1 FA Cup victory made pretty grim reading.

The match had everything a cup-tie needed – a defender playing in attack for Bolton, the home fans getting behind their side and celebrating an early goal to boot, and the ‘giants’ of the clash battling back to move into the fifth round.

Yet at times, Neville could hardly be heard, and the viewing public took to Twitter to vent their fury.


Neville was given the tough ask of making his debut in the World Cup

The final nail in the coffin came when he received full support from Boring James Milner. No, that’s not a slant on the Manchester City midfielder, but rather the parody account that pokes fun at the most normal of things that people like to believe would come out of his mouth.