Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are the microphones for Sky Sports.  Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has been accused of what he did during the Ryan Giggs trial.

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville were Manchester United teammates (Picture: Getty)
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Gary Neville has been referred to the attorney general for contempt of court after one of his comments delayed the trial of his former teammate Ryan Giggs.

A jury failed to reach a verdict yesterday after four weeks in a domestic violence trial at Manchester Criminal Court.

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Giggs now faces a new trial for allegedly controlling and head-butting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38.

The former Manchester United player, who has won eight Premier League titles with Neville, has also been accused of assaulting Greville’s sister.

It was revealed that legal proceedings were suspended for over an hour while Judge Hillary Manley considered whether Neville’s comments were known to jurors and could be against him.

“Both the prosecution and the defense have agreed to proceed with the trial in accordance with my express instructions, barring any comment from the jury,” Manley said.

“But given the high profile of the perpetrator, this could be seen as an attempt to influence an ongoing criminal case and could amount to contempt of court.”

Sky Sports experts face trial (Image: Getty)

Giggs was accused of controlling ex Kate Greville for three years (Image: Backgrid)

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has been accused of what he did during the Ryan Giggs trial.

A court artist sketch shows Giggs watching his ex-girlfriend testify in a police video (Image: PA)

“Therefore, I am referring this matter to the Office of the Attorney General for consideration of possible prosecution.”

Neville claims his comments were about the Manchester United directors and not the Giggs trial.

His rep said:

“Otherwise the proposal is not true and it is taken very seriously.”

If Neville is found guilty of contempt of court, he could be fined or jailed for up to two years.

A jury should only make decisions based on what they hear at trial.

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