It was no surprise that #monotone was trending above #ComeOnEngland during England's match against Italy Saturday night.
BBC pundit Phil Neville's
soul-destroying commentary arguably stole/sapped more attention than the electric game playing out on the field.
READ MORE: England V Italy: 2014 World Cup Live
Twitter was dominated by constructive criticism for Phil:
Phil Neville sounds like a Dignitas satnav.— Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) June 14, 2014
'Energy sapping conditions', Phil Neville says. Got that right mate— Jack Riley (@_JackRiley) June 14, 2014
Phil Neville seems content with the commentary facilities in Manaus. pic.twitter.com/wJi6eMG4Um— McMmns (@Danny_McMoomins) June 14, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
Exclusive footage of Phil Neville commentating!! pic.twitter.com/SK1NwGyRTL— The Football Jester (@FootballJester) June 14, 2014
Which channel is the snooker on that Phil Neville is watching? #ENG— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) June 14, 2014
Phil Neville sounds like he's giving a running commentary on an autopsy. "Lynne is now removing the spleen."— Andrew Long (@NutcaseOReilly) June 14, 2014
Is there a way to turn off Phil Neville ?— vikram dodd (@VikramDodd) June 14, 2014
After tonight's game, Phil Neville is available for no-nonsense phone sex— Matthew Collins (@MattHopeNotHate) June 14, 2014
If the entire stadium burns down, Phil Neville will mumble "Well, that's what flames can do. If they're not marked."— Mark Steel (@mrmarksteel) June 14, 2014
Phil Neville is talking like he's by a campfire telling a scary story. #bbcworldcup— انس محمود (@anas_mahmood) June 14, 2014
Dear Italy. Please may we borrow your physio? You can have Phil Neville.— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) June 14, 2014