Arsenal Fan TV founder Robbie Lyle: Gary Neville has overstepped the mark
The Gunners fans expressed their anger during the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday, which saw them fall 12 points behind the league leaders, by displaying 'Wenger Out' banners.
Gary Neville branded Gunners fan Kane Hopps and 'idiot' for displaying a protest banner reading 'Enough is enough, time to go' and has even accepted an invitation to appear on Arsenal Fan TV to defend Wenger.
Arsenal fan Kane Hopps displaying a 'Wenger Out' protest banner at Stamford Bridge
On Sunday, following Manchester United’s win over Leicester Neville returned to the subject, saying: “I walked out of Chelsea’s ground yesterday and there were a couple of these Arsenal Fan TV cameras and it was embarrassing listening to it. I was watching Arsenal fans slating him [Wenger] and I thought he doesn’t deserve that. He’s done an unbelievable job.”
But Lyle, who will face Neville on the issue when they meet on the YouTube channel, reckons Neville has gone too far with his criticisms of the Gunners fans.
“I’m not saying people can’t be critical of us, you have to accept their criticism, but I just feel that when it comes to criticising fans and saying they’re ‘embarrassing’ that’s overstepping the mark,” he said.
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"You may not agree with what they’re saying but to call them ‘idiots’ and things like that, I don’t think is right.
“Paul Merson has been on Sky criticising Wenger heavily but I’ve not heard Gary Neville call him an idiot or call him embarrassing.
“Fans are entitled to have a voice. Especially when they’re travelling up and down the country, going straight to work after an away game.”