‘These Comments Don’t Reflect Our Political Position’ – Cardiff City Make Pains To Distance Themselves From Neil Warnock’s Pro-Brexit Parp

Chris Wright

14th, January 2019


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Cardiff City have pointedly distanced themselves from Neil Warnock after their manager voiced his views on Brexit during a press conference.

Somewhat off-piste, Warnock said “to hell with the rest of the world” and that he “couldn’t wait to leave the European Union” after being asked about the difficulties of signing players during the January transfer window.

Asked whether Britain leaving the EU in March could harm his chances of bringing in players from abroad, Warnock gave the least surprising reply imaginable:

I think once the country knows what they’re doing, it will be straightforward (to make signings).

Any transfer window is difficult for me, not just this one. I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wants, if I’m honest.

They had a referendum and now we see different politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it. Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place?

I can’t wait to get out of it, if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing.

In every aspect. Football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world.

Who’d have thought that Warnock, a man with history of lamenting the amount of forrens snatching English jobs from English managers, would adopt such a decidedly conservative political stance?

Unsurprisingly, Cardiff – a club who are owned by a Malaysian businessman, carry ‘Visit Malaysia’ adverts on their shirts and throughout their stadium, employ a lot of foreign staff and have a dressing room currently consisting of players from Spain, Denmark, Canada, Iceland, Gabon, the Ivory Coast and the Philippines – have been quick to distance themselves from Warnock’s views.

The Daily Echo received a statement from Cardiff that reads thus:

Comments made by our manager following Saturday’s fixture are representative of his personal political stance.

These comments do not reflect the political position of Cardiff City Football Club, nor its board of directors.

To hell with them, then. To hell with everybody.

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  1. maria says:

    In fairness Brexit will have absolutely no bearing on clubs’ abilities to sign Canadians, Icelanders, Gabonese, Ivorians or Philippinos. It’ll just stop Championship clubs signing second rate French, Spanish, Dutch etc players.

  2. VieuxSang says:

    I have a metric crap ton of relatives in Luton. They tell me of the old days, and get emotional when witnessing the toll that unfettered immigration and great pressure from organizations outside of the country’s control has. Let Warnock speak, let’s not allow those freshly in shout the old ones down, who remember what the place was before.

  3. Roy says:

    It doesn’t matter whether he’s pro or anti Brexit, as a figurehead of a football club he should keep his opinions to himself and he really hasn’t helped his cause but mentioning what is a very divided issue. It speaks volumes when the club have to release a statement to distance themselves from their manager. Just very ironic that the club chairman is Malaysian, they are heavily sponsored by foreign tourism and the staff/players are heavily dominated by foreign players as Chris has written.

    @VieuxSang – You are an iron clad racist, no wonder Luton is a shith*le when it’s a breeding ground for scum like yourself and your large scale Jeremy Kyle family.

    • Geraldo says:

      @Roy – I couldn’t agree with you more. Maybe “Old Blood” (that’s the giveaway) will exercise his right of reply once he has retrieved his gilet jaune from the tumble dryer…

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