Jamie Carragher calls Rio Ferdinand ‘a clown’ during Champions League coverage
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Jamie Carragher branded former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand a clown whilst covering the Champions League semi-final with CBS Sports.
On Wednesday night, AC Milan were up against Inter Milan at the San Siro.
Having gone 2-0 up after 11 minutes thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Inter were given a penalty in the 30th minute after Lautaro Martinez appeared to be brought down by Simon Kjaer.
However, after being sent to review the incident on the pitch side monitor by VAR, referee Jesus Gil overturned his decision and waved away the penalty.
He said on CBS Sports: “I think anyone out there who is watching the replay and seeing what VAR do and still believe that is a penalty, they must be a clown.”
Carragher was then told that his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard also thought it was a penalty.
He replied: “He was an attacking player, wasn't he? He was liable a little bit himself under a little bit of contact - always contact, never a dive. I understand where he is coming from.
“I can understand attackers thinking it was a penalty (turning to Thierry Henry) if you did, and Stevie was an attacker. Maybe he felt there was a little bit of contact.
“But as a defender, we have to stick together don't we and I just felt people were getting a little bit carried away.”
At this point, Carragher’s fellow pundit Micah Richards said: “Name names.”
Carragher said: “Rio Ferdinand. I'm happy to call him a clown!”
Thierry Henry was left stunned as he held his papers up to his face in disbelief, Richards meanwhile refused to get involved in the feud between Carragher and Ferdinand.
Last October, the two former England centre-backs clashed on Twitter over Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag.
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