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Hundreds Of People Have Complained To The BBC About Phil Neville’s Boring Commentary

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Neville was roundly criticised for his montone punditry and perceived lack of emotion during the match in Manaus on Saturday evening.

Phil Neville sounds like a Dignitas satnav.

Phil Neville is to commentating what Phil Neville is to playing football

treacadeulofeu@treacadelic

Phil Neville is to commentating what Phil Neville is to playing football

11:15 PM - 14 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Phil Neville, Why use. One full stop. When you can. Use four. #bbcworldcup

Gregor Hall@HeriotVeloClub

Phil Neville, Why use. One full stop. When you can. Use four. #bbcworldcup

11:19 PM - 14 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Phil Neville sounds like he's talking to his therapist

George Magnus@georgemagnus1

Phil Neville sounds like he's talking to his therapist

11:17 PM - 14 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

will be playing recordings of Phil Neville all night to keep the streets all calm and sleepy. Remember respect residents #KnowYourLimit

Policing South Warks@SWarksCops

will be playing recordings of Phil Neville all night to keep the streets all calm and sleepy.

Remember respect residents

#KnowYourLimit

12:48 AM - 15 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BBC have apologised for sound problems during the game after Phil Neville's microphone was mistakenly left on.

tom jamieson@jamiesont

BBC have apologised for sound problems during the game after Phil Neville's microphone was mistakenly left on.

12:39 AM - 15 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@fizzer18 shut up Philip u are boring the life out of me on this

Wayne Rooney@WayneRooney

@fizzer18 shut up Philip u are boring the life out of me on this

8:39 AM - 08 Jul 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

A spokesman for the BBC confirmed hundreds of complaints had been made following England’s 2-1 loss to Italy, a game that attracted a peak audience of 15.6 million viewers.

Neville has acknowledged the rather vocal criticism and thanked people for their feedback.

1st live co-comm last night-sometimes u have to take the criticism - it will only make me better- thanks for the feedback(ahhahaha)!

Philip Neville@fizzer18

1st live co-comm last night-sometimes u have to take the criticism - it will only make me better- thanks for the feedback(ahhahaha)!

4:39 PM - 15 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He has also today been re-tweeting those who have praised his punditry.

The amount of stick @fizzer18 is getting for for his commentary is shocking He's one of the only commentators who talk sense !

jake george@jakey_mufc

The amount of stick @fizzer18 is getting for for his commentary is shocking
He's one of the only commentators who talk sense !

12:44 PM - 16 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

During the match on Saturday, his wife Julie also tweeted her support.

@r11kyp @fizzer18 @BBCSport ha ha - he is good at talking!! Nerve wracking watching this match though!

Julie Neville@MrsNev18

@r11kyp @fizzer18 @BBCSport ha ha - he is good at talking!! Nerve wracking watching this match though!

11:24 PM - 14 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And he has received some high-profile support.

The 450 people that bothered to seriously complain to the BBC about Phil Neville's commentary are a hundred times more boring than him.

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais

The 450 people that bothered to seriously complain to the BBC about Phil Neville's commentary are a hundred times more boring than him.

1:26 PM - 16 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The 445 complaints about Neville's commentary are only slightly less than the number of people who complained about the sound of vuvuzela horns during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Neville is next set to appear as a studio analyst for Iran v Nigeria on the BBC later on Monday.

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