Cardiff City have issued a statement regarding the comments made by manager Neil Warnock about Brexit after Saturday’s draw with Huddersfield Town.
The BBC report that Warnock took a pro-Brexit stance when asked how leaving the European Union would affect the club’s transfer business.
The 70-year-old was critical of the way negotiations are being handled by politicians and said he ‘could not wait’ to leave the EU.
His comments, in full, were:
I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wanted 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 place? I can’t wait to get out of it, if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the thing – in every aspect, football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world.
He was widely criticised on social media, with many pointing to the fact that his playing squad consists of various different nationalities.
The statement said that the comments reflect the view of Warnock but not the club, who are of course owned by Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan.
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
Cardiff were perhaps fortunate to come away with a point from the match, with Huddersfield initially being awarded a penalty in the last 15 minutes before referee Lee Mason changed his mind after consultation with his linesman.