Gary Neville, who used to play for England, has said why he didn’t sing the national anthem when he was a player.
The defender said that he didn’t sing “God Save the Queen” at Euro 96 because he didn’t like the FA, which is the English Football Association.
A video of the former Red Devils player standing still while his teammates sang the national anthem has been posted online again after football fans argued that Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold does not also sing the anthem.
Neville said he was sorry he didn’t sing the anthem during the tournament, but he called it a “big mistake” that he made because he was “stubborn.”
“I didn’t sing it the first time I played for England because I thought, “I’m serious about my work, and I’m not singing before a game,” he said on Sky Sports, adding, “I said, ‘I’m not being told what to do by some suits.'”