Man Utd legend Gary Neville slams decisions to allow Wimbledon at full capacity despite coronavirus clampdown

GARY NEVILLE has blasted the decision to allow full crowds into the Wimbledon finals this summer.

The Manchester United legend let rip on Twitter after the plans were announced despite Boris Johnson’s decision to delay ‘Freedom Day’ until July 19.

Full crowds will be allowed in to Centre Court for the Wimbledon finals this summer

Wembley will host half capacity 45,000 crowds for FOUR Euro 2020 games.

Euro matches have been officially declared Covid-19 vaccine ‘pilot events’.

This means fans who’ve been double jabbed for more than two weeks will be allowed to attend, along with un-vaccinated supporters who can show they’ve tested negative.

Wimbledon’s men’s and women’s finals at Centre Court could also be played at maximum capacity under the trial.

They would be the first events in 15 months to be packed to the rafters. 

And the government is also in talks with F1 bosses at Silverstone about hosting next month’s British Grand Prix in front of a capacity 140,000 crowd.

But well-liked pundit Neville was furious when the news was announced.

The 46-year-old tweeted: “Can’t dance at a wedding but can stuff strawberries and champagne down your neck at The All England Club packed with tens of thousands crammed like sardines in a tin.”


Freedom day will be delayed until July 19

Neville’s post received more than 26,000 likes and 550 comments.

At a gloomy press conference on Monday night, PM Johnson delayed ‘Freedom Day’ until July 19.

He said current Covid restrictions will stay – as the NHS rushes to jab more people, quicker to beat the Delta variant.

Around 10 to 15 pilot events will take place in the next month in the build up to the new ‘Freedom Day’.

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