Gabby Agbonlahor has ripped into Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher for their discussion surrounding the proposed Super League on Sky Sports following comments from Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward questioned why the pair do not discuss racism with the same passion as they displayed on this week’s Monday Night Football.
The pair launched extraordinary rants against their own clubs Manchester United and Liverpool for signing up as ‘founding members’ of a new European Super League.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game Bamford admitted it was a “shame” to see the “uproar” when people’s pockets were being hurt and not when discussing racism.
Asked whether he agreed with the 27-year-old’s comments, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “The passion that Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville showed on Monday night, where was that for the racism in football when that’s been brought up?
“Why does it only have to be passion from a black person on BT Sport and Sky Sports? Where’s that passion?
“That’s what everybody’s disappointed about. Gary Neville looked like he was going to cry on TV he was that passionate. Where’s that passion for racism? For players getting racially abused? Players playing for the club they love Manchester United and Liverpool getting racially abused?
“Where’s that passion? There isn’t the same passion.
“Jamie Carragher even compared it to the Hillsborough disaster. I’m thinking to myself ‘Hang on a second, what about racism? What about all the problems with racial abuse?’
“You’re not sitting on Sky sitting having a passionate debate about how UEFA should do more and FIFA should do more to battle racism.
“That’s what I’ve taken out of it and a lot of people taken it.
“They’re only masking a big fuss about it because it’s going to hurt their pockets. They’re not giving interviews about racism.
“Things have got to change with the racism chat.”