Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher react as five substitutes are allowed next season


Five substitutes will be allowed next season, football lawmakers have announced.

The decision was agreed upon following a meeting of the International Football Association Board.

It means that competitions will have the option to introduce five substitutes if they choose to. They can stick with the current maximum of three if they choose to.

The move has caused sparked plenty of discussion on social media, with fans and high-profile figures weighing in.

The general consensus is negative, with fans concerned that it benefits bigger clubs with more strength in depth.


Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher also expressed their disapproval.

Neville wrote on Twitter: “I don’t like or agree with this at all!”

Meanwhile, his colleague Carragher pleaded with the Premier League not to introduce five subs

“This is nonsense,” the former Liverpool centre-back tweeted. “Premier League stay with 3 subs please!!”

Check out some of the reaction below.

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