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03rd Jul 2018

England fans love Gary Neville’s reaction to the Colombia coach barging Raheem Sterling

The word "numpty" was included

Wayne Farry

Neville’s comments at half-time resonated with fans

There were a lot of things to love about England’s penalty shoot-out win against Colombia on Tuesday. Jordan Pickford’s stunning save, Eric Dier’s fearless winning penalty, Ian Wright’s jubilant celebrations; it had it all.

Another moment which really added to everyone’s evening was the punditry, and in particular, Gary Neville’s rather curt and appropriate summary of the behaviour of one of Colombia’s coaches towards Raheem Sterling.

The incident in question had seen a Colombian coach barge into Sterling as the sides left the pitch at the end of the first half.

At first, it seemed like Neville was merely discussing the game, saying that he felt England had lacked the final pass in the final 20 minutes of the game, but then he turned his attention to the coach.

In a very short mention right at the end of his sentence, Neville said “…and that coach is a numpty for doing that to Raheem Sterling”.

What can we say in response? Little more than, well said Gary.