‘I always celebrated Liverpool losing when we were good, let alone when we’re bad!’: Dishevelled Gary Neville gleefully admits he is ‘jubilant’ the morning after Reds’ Champions League final defeat
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Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville admitted he is ‘jubilant’ the morning after Liverpool’s narrow Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Vinicius Junior’s second half goal ensured Real Madrid won their 14th Champions League crown, inflicting a second European Cup final defeat on Liverpool in four years.
Speaking on Instagram on the Sunday morning after Saturday’s game a dishevelled-looking Neville said he was a ‘little bit’ jubilant before going on to defend his flamboyant celebrations of Liverpool’s defeat.
Vinicius Junior’s second half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides in Paris
Gary Neville on Saturday night had posted a video of him in a pub with many other Manchester United supporters
He said: ‘Morning everyone, how are we this morning?’
Before cheekily adding: ‘Jubilant? [A] little bit.’
The Sky Sports pundit then went on to say that he ‘loved’ the messages he had received suggesting that it was Manchester United’s comparatively poor season that had led him to celebrate Liverpool’s loss so vociferously.
He said: ‘I love the messages that I’ve received this morning the most that say: “What have you reduced yourself to?”
‘No, no,’ he goes on. ‘Let me make this really clear: I’ve always celebrated Liverpool losing, when we [Manchester United] when we were good! Let alone when we’re bad.’
Liverpool’s players were left heartbroken after losing 1-0 to Real Madrid in the French capital
However, Neville, and millions of other Manchester United fans, were left jubilant by the end result as Carlo Ancelotti won his fourth Champions League as a coach
On Saturday night Neville had posted a video of an excitable Manchester-based pub singing along to the the song ‘Sit Down’ by the Manchester band James.
While he also tweeted after the game, saying: ‘It’s really normal to be happy tonight if you’re a united fan! I’m f@@@@@g ecstatic!’
Some fans on social media, however, were less than impressed with Neville’s post-match antics.
‘This is small time. It’s what Sunderland fans do to Newcastle. It’s what Man City fans used to do to Man Utd, one fan wrote.
‘You’s (sic) used to play in these games & now you’re sat celebrating Liverpool losing one? It’s ok to be happy about it, they’re rivals, but to actively celebrate is small time.’
Meanwhile, another wrote that they believed Neville needing to ‘elevate’ himself above such ‘amateur unprofessionalism’ now he has transitioned from a playing career to the gantry.
‘When you cease being a player and you become a pundit, you need to elevate yourself from such amateur unprofessionalism,’ they wrote.