Pharmacy Chemist Direct mock Phil Neville with special edition sleeping tablets

Pharmacy retailer Chemist Direct mock Phil Neville by creating special edition sleeping tablets.

Pharmacy retailer Chemist Direct has poked fun at Phil Neville's debut as a co-commentator during the World Cup by creating special edition sleeping tablets.

The former Manchester United and Everton player joined the BBC's commentary team for England's 2-1 defeat to Italy in Manaus on Saturday evening.

During his debut, Neville was mocked on Twitter for his dull tone and lack of enthusiasm throughout the Three Lions' opening group match in Brazil.

Following the reaction, Chemist Direct have created 'Night Neville' to help England supporters get enough sleep during the tournament.

"We know that a lack of sleep can really take its toll," The Mirror quotes the company's chief executive Stuart Rowe as saying.

"We want to do what we can to help supporters get enough sleep. Let's hope the team puts the game to bed before Neville sends everyone off to sleep."

Neville laughed off the criticism after reading his Twitter feed after the match.


Coach Phil Neville lays out marker cones during a Manchester United training session at Rajamangala Stadium on July 12, 2013
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