Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford listened to a furious Gary Neville rant about Manchester United involvement in the European Super League – and it resonates with the Pars.

The East End Park club are pushing for promotion from the Scottish Championship and into the Premiership but Crawford has paid attention to Super League developments. England’s top six stated their intentions to form a breakaway closed shop with Europe’s elite this week but the likes of Manchester United failed in their efforts.

Gary Neville slammed the plans.

Manchester United and others failed in their efforts. (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Neville passionately commented on the matter and Dunfermline manager Crawford says it’s brought about topics that hit everyone: “We are a community club. Fans are proud to support this club and we are steeped in history. There’s nobody bigger than the club.

“The thing we have missed this season with the virus is our connection with the supporters. I heard Gary Neville after the Manchester United v Burnley game at the weekend. That got the fire going in my belly listening to how passionate he was about the game, the history of the game, the pyramid system.

“It relates back to ourselves. It’s something you don’t want to lose in football as the sport will evolve. Gary Neville touched on that. The Champions League which is a great spectacle has moved on, who’s to say what that will look like in 5-10 years time.

“But we have to mindful that people pay money to watch football games and they work very hard for that money. You have got to look after your supporters, they are the blood of the club. What they looked at with the Super League… are we losing that bond between club and supporters?”

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