Cardiff City have distanced themselves from manager Neil Warnock’s controversial Brexit comments following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town.
Warnock had been asked about his prospects of signing new players in January as Cardiff bid to avoid relegation, with it then being suggested the United Kingdom’s scheduled exit from the European Union (EU) in March could make transfers trickier in future.
The 70-year-old responded by stating the UK will be better “football-wise” after Brexit, he “can’t wait to get out” of the EU and “to hell with the rest of the world”.
Warnock received a backlash on social media, with many pointing out Cardiff’s owner Vincent Tan is Malaysian, their chairman Mehmet Dalman is Cypriot and many of their players are from non-British countries.
The Bluebirds released a statement on Monday insisting his views are not reflected by the club.
“Comments made by our manager following Saturday’s fixture are representative of his personal political stance,” the statement read.
“These comments do not reflect the political position of Cardiff City Football Club, nor its board of directors.”