Manchester City have confirmed they’re working with Greater Manchester Police in order to identify the supporter who directed a monkey chant towards Lingard during the second half of their match against United.
But Neville believes the Prime Minister’s message on immigrants, which was reiterated during the political leaders debate on Friday night, solely aggravates racism in society and sport.
‘You’re watching the prime minister’s debate the place he is speaking about migration to this nation and folks coming into this nation having to have sure ranges. It fuels it on a regular basis,’ Neville informed Sky Sports.
‘Essentially, it’s one thing that has acquired worse over the previous few years on this nation and never simply in soccer.
‘I believe Raheem Sterling has been highly effective on this topic now for over 12 months however there have been points throughout the Manchester City dressing room this season.
‘There was a horrific headline within the Corriere dello Sport regarding Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling.
‘We’ve seen the incident right this moment, we noticed an incident at Chelsea final season.
‘It is rampant throughout this nation. We choose the Bulgarians who got here in, nearly like a hatchet job, these 30, 40 followers from Bulgaria who got here in and had been racist in direction of the England gamers in that match.
‘It’s taking place not simply in Bulgaria, it’s taking place in our nation, in our league.
‘We always judge other countries with how they deal with racism, like you say the incident yesterday in Italy was ridiculous and horrific, but we’re poor at coping with it ourselves.
‘Even, to be fair, City can be better at dealing with it. They obviously made a statement very quickly but there have been issues this season where I don’t suppose they’ve adequately handled points of racism. It’s an issue for everyone.
‘It continues to keep coming back and back and it won’t go away till the right punishments are handed out.
‘It’s what Manchester City can do themselves, which is clearly ban the fan for all times. That’s only a given.
‘I don’t suppose you deserve a badge for banning somebody who’s racist. It’s a reality, it’s a must to be banned for all times.
‘It’s what the FA do, what the Premier League do, it’s what the authorities do on this nation to make sure it’s truly stamped out for good. Us banning a fan for all times isn’t going to cease it.’