Mason Greenwood: Gary Neville Forced to Defend Himself After Appearing to Support Embattled Striker

Mason Greenwood: Gary Neville Forced to Defend Himself After Appearing to Support Embattled Striker

  • All charges against Manchester United forward Mason were dropped yesterday by the CPS
  • The move generated public outcry as to why the prosecution did not go further
  • English pundit Gary Neville found himself in the crossfires after liking a controversial tweet

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood had all charges of assault and related offences levied against him after an incident with girlfriend Harriet Robson dropped yesterday.

The news was not well received by the majority of the public who claimed there was foul play despite some overwhelming evidence that made it to the public light allegedly confirming the offences.

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Gary Neville slammed for liking a tweet claiming Mason Greenwood was innocent. Photos by James Gill/Sebastian Frej.
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The club released a statement confirming they have received the clearing of their forward but will conduct its process before deciding the next course of action, as reported on Man Utd official website.

Neville in trouble over controversial tweet

Former Manchester United player and Premier League pundit Gary Neville has found himself under fire for liking a tweet by former director of public prosecutions Nazir Afzal who claimed Greenwood is innocent, as noted by Daily Express.

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After the incident was found out, Neville unliked the tweet and was forced to issue a statement on the incident which as well did not sit well with the public and got slammed for it.

''I liked a tweet relating to the Mason Greenwood news this afternoon from Nazir Afzal. ( the former director of public prosecutions ). This like is being misinterpreted. It was a clumsy like as I obviously condemn any violence against women,'' he wrote on Twitter.

Reactions to Neville statement

The major point of annoyance towards the statement was the fact that Neville claimed it was a clumsy like, with many believing he read a three tweets thread, liked two of them, then claimed it was a misjudgement.

@DannyWArmstrong wrote:

‘My thumb slipped and landed on the like button which put me in the precarious position of seeming to agree with a tweet legitimising the theory a Manchester United player is entirely innocent of sexual assault based on the charges being dropped’

@ashishkejwiral wrote:

Showing you true side Gary. Hypocrite par excellence. This wasn’t clumsy your just backtracking after the backlash. Your not fooling anyone mate.

@_stonyd wrote:

Of course you do and that’s why you haven’t condemned your best mate Giggs either. You’re a wrong un if you don’t call for Man Utd to sack Greenwood

@sandancer1977 wrote:

“I was clumsy, tripped and fell on my phone, and somehow without intention, I accidentally liked and then retweeted it.”

@Utd_Analytics wrote:

The same man who condemned Qatar till the money arrived. The same man who vilified Pogba but protected Kane who missed training and went awol. Same man who's best friends with Giggs and defended him in court despite his character. People have figured you out! ��

Greenwood breaks silence

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mason Greenwood broke his silence after all charges of assault and coercive behaviour were dropped against him.

He breathed a sigh of relief that the case is over and thanked those around him for their support during the year long difficult moment that has put his career in jeopardy.

It remains to be seen what course of action Manchester United will take on the case. The club confirmed it is taking time to assess the situation.