Miami coach Phil Neville has called the social media abuse of managers in the modern game “out of control.”
“I played for United teams that lost 5-0,” Neville told the Miami Herald.
“These things happen in football. I think the sensationalism of everything is out of hand now.
“United lost a football game 5-0 against Liverpool. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it was probably a real sickening blow to anyone who played, supported or involved with Manchester United; but it’s not like United have never lost 5-0 in history.
“It happened and United bounced back and won things. I lost at St. James’ Park 5-0. Philippe Albert chipped Peter Schmeichel and it was no different. The only difference was that he There weren’t a billion people on Twitter who thought they knew this, that, and the other best.
“The Steve Bruce case went beyond criticism; it was a form of bullying, disgusting behavior, trolling, some of the most disgusting things I have ever read or seen in my entire life.
“We live in a time when it is considered quite normal to ask people to be made redundant, which I find absolutely unbelievable. If you were any other workplace and walked into a store and said, “I want you to be fired, I want you to be fired,” I think you would be reported to the police.
“Social media is an absolute cesspool for people who are just the lowest of the lowest.
“I think it’s out of control. People probably don’t realize that the things they write hurt families, hurt human beings, people who have problems in their lives, and nothing is done about it.
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