Tottenham consult lip readers and contact Chelsea after alleged racist abuse of Rudiger

Speaking about the Premier League’s No Room For Racism campaign, Neville said: “It’s a poster campaign, where once every year the players walk out onto a pitch, we did it for 20 years.

“You walk out onto the pitch and honestly no word of a lie, do you know what the Kick It Out and racism campaigns are [Sky Sports presenter] Dave [Jones]?

“It’s a group of players being told by the media manager of the football club to walk out onto the training pitch and hold the banner for five minutes then basically go off and train. That’s it, that’s what we did.”

Ashley Cole, who was subjected to racist abuse during his playing, corroborated his former England team-mate’s points.