Sky Sports release statement after Nottingham Forest complaint over Gary Neville

Sky Sports have apologised to Nottingham Forest after Manchester United icon Gary Neville‘s comments in the wake of their defeat to Everton back in April.

Forest released a furious statement on social media after their 2-0 defeat to the Toffees at Goodison Park, a match in which they were denied three penalties by referee Anthony Taylor, with the on-field decisions backed up by VAR Stuart Atwell.

The Reds wrote on X: “Three extremely poor decisions – three penalties not given – which we simply cannot accept.

“We warned the PGMOL that the VAR is a Luton fan before the game but they didn’t change him. Our patience has been tested multiple times. NFFC will now consider its options.”

Neville was critical of Forest for their reaction when talking on Sky Sports. Forest owner, Evangelos Marinakis, was reportedly angered by Neville’s comments before legal action was launched in May.

In a statement, Sky Sports said: “In response to a Nottingham Forest statement outlining their grievances with PGMOL following their match with Everton on 21 April Gary Neville, commenting on Super Sunday, strongly criticised Nottingham Forest’s approach. “Sky Sports have discussed with Gary the language used and its potential to cause offence.

“Gary has agreed not to use the same or similar terms in future coverage. “Sky Sports apologises to Nottingham Forest for any offence caused by this language.”

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