AFTV Founder Robbie Lyle And Ray Parlour Had A Heated Debate After Gunners Legend Claimed Fan Channel 'Want Arsenal To Lose'

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AFTV Founder Robbie Lyle And Ray Parlour Had A Heated Debate After Gunners Legend Claimed Fan Channel 'Want Arsenal To Lose'

AFTV founder Robbie Lyle and Ray Parlour engaged in a heated debate live on air after the Arsenal legend claimed the fan channel want the club to lose so they get more views.

Lyle was on talkSPORT on Friday morning to talk about Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke's position following on from their initial involvement in the controversial and now seemingly collapsed European Super League.


But soon the discussion turned to the popular Gunners fan channel, which has 1.3 million subscribers and become a huge hit thanks to its strong personalities such as the late Claude, Ty, Troopz, DT and Lee Judges.


And it got very spicy between the pair.

Parlour switched the conversation up when he asked: "Robbie what's your reaction when certain fans say - and I'm probably one of them - that Arsenal Fan TV wants Arsenal to lose because you get more hits on YouTube?

"Because, what it is, all the rival fans want to see Arsenal fans having a meltdown after we lose a game... sometimes it's a bit of an embarrassment to look at it.


"As an Arsenal fan I want them to win every game, but I think sometimes you look at it and think, 'if we lose we're going to get more hits this week and make more money!'"

Robbie was not happy one bit and replied: "What's this got to do what we're talking about? Ray, with all due respect, you're talking rubbish.

"I want my team to win absolutely every game and I know you're very close to the club and maybe you find it very difficult to speak out on this situation..."

Parlour then asked Robbie if he had more hits this week as a result of Arsenal "having a nightmare" - again angering the life-long Gunners fan.


Robbie hit back: "Have talkSPORT had a lot more hits? You're asking some ridiculous questions, Ray!

"Are talkSPORT, are Sky Sports and all these broadcasters going to get more hits because what has gone on with the Super League? It's a good talking point!"

Parlour suggested that AFTV likely have more Spurs fans watching their content because of the enjoyment other fans get out of seeing their misfortunes.

The 'Romford Pele' also accused AFTV of making Arsenal look "a bit of a laughing stock" due to meltdowns on the channel - prompting Robbie to brand him "out of touch".


"Oh, you're talking absolute rubbish, Ray," Robbie commented.

"This is the problem, you're trying to protect your job at Arsenal instead of talking about a very serious thing, the owners of our clubs and various other clubs trying to sell out a history, the fans and even the players of these clubs. And you're asking me about hits? It's nothing to do with hits, this is about Arsenal Football Club, a club that I love.

"Have you seen it when we win? What is this?! I'm sorry, but you're so out of touch, Ray. You're so out of touch is unbelievable.

"I respect you as a player, you were a great, great player for Arsenal but listen, you need to understand this is bigger than hits, wins or losses, this is about our football club that is being ruined by the owners who don't care and this week they proved that."


Parlour added: "Robbie, I'm so pleased you're doing well, don't get me wrong, it's all about business and all about making money, and good luck to you."

Robbie ended the argument by saying, "You sound like Stan Kroenke - 'it's all about business and making money'."

Many sided with Robbie in the verbal joust, with former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand hailing the power of fan-led media.

Topics: Football, AFTV, Arsenal

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