"To hell with the rest of the world"
For some reason, Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock was asked for his opinion on Brexit after his side’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield on Saturday.
It might not surprise you to learn that the 70-year-old is in favour of Britain leaving the European Union.
Here’s what he had to say …
"I think we'll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect. To hell with the rest of the world."👀
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 13, 2019
“I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wants, if I’m honest,” Warnock told reporters.
“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.”
Many people on Twitter were quick to point out the rather hypocritical nature of Warnock’s point of view.
Neil Warnock says UK will be much better after Brexit: “To hell with the rest of the world.” Warnock has players from 11 countries in his squad. Cardiff are owned by Malaysian billionaire & run by a Cypriot banker. Warnock in France last week trying to sign an Argentinian striker
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 12, 2019
Pro-Brexit Neil Warnock here, saying “to hell with the rest of the world” in front of a ‘Visit Malaysia’ sign pic.twitter.com/MqNnAdI6gJ
— JOE Politics (@PoliticsJOE_UK) January 13, 2019
Neil Warnock on Brexit: “to hell with the rest of the world… football wise as well.”
I imagine this may not be a view shared by Cardiff’s Malaysian owner, his Cyprus born chairman or the 10 non-British members of his squad? pic.twitter.com/jErofIfOad
— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) January 12, 2019
N Warnock. What an ignorant, sad leader. To F… off «the rest of the world» is a total lack of understanding of what has made his own working place the most attractive sport scene in the world. Worst post match talk ever
— Egil Østenstad (@Egilostenstad) January 13, 2019
– Piers Morgan hates vegan sausage rolls
– Neil Warnock is pro-Brexit
– Richard Keys supports Mike Ashley
If we can get Sam Allardyce to talk about "Snowflakes" we'll have ourselves a lovely Yer Da quartet.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 13, 2019
Add Neil Warnock to the list of adults that somehow think that just because you want something that it’s easy to deliver. I demand that you win the Premier League with Cardiff, Neil. No excuses, I’ve told you I want it, so do it. I think it’ll be straightforward, me.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) January 13, 2019
It’s absolutely peak Neil Warnock that he couldn’t think of a more high profile time to launch a Brexit rant than after a goalless home draw against Huddersfield.
— Ste.A (@sarm0161) January 12, 2019
Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher was also asked for his opinion on Brexit this weekend, and it seems he could not disagree more with Warnock.
“Yes, I was disappointed with the [referendum] result a couple of years ago and I still believe it will be the wrong decision if we finally leave the EU,” Carragher told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“If you lose a vote, you can’t then say the other people are wrong. That’s their opinion of how they see it.
“But there’s no doubt when you speak to people after the vote and you’re saying it hasn’t changed too much. I agree with you that people don’t like to admit maybe they were wrong and listen, who knows? Maybe we’ll see in the future, the future will tell us that.
“But things that I’m talking about, those people involved. The thing on the [Leave campaign] bus, that’s just a lie and a lot of people were swayed by that bus and how it was going to help the NHS.
“I’m convinced people would prefer to stay in the EU now. I don’t think it would be a massive landslide but I think it would be a lot more in favour of that.”