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Gary Neville stayed true to his promise of wearing a Liverpool shirt after losing a bet with Jamie Carragher, but his colleague also had to wear Manchester United colours following a wager three years ago that wasn't followed up on.
Neville, the man who once sprinted across Old Trafford to celebrate in front of thousands of Liverpool fans, said he would wear a Liverpool top live on Sky Sports after losing a forfeit penalty shoot-out to his fellow pundit as part of the Premier League season launch a couple of weeks back.
"You've got to wear a @LFC shirt, i'll buy it!" :pound:
Will @GNev2 keep to his promise, @Carra23? :shirt:
YouTube: https://t.co/Uhwtc1eOmr pic.twitter.com/YZGPekLnUU
- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 7, 2018
Carra, who once memorably missed a spot-kick for England against Portugal in the 2006 World Cup quarter final, tucked his away wonderfully to get one over Neville, who had seen his effort saved.
It meant Neville had to sport a cheekily signed 'Shaqiri 23' shirt - that arrangement coming as a result of Neville's past criticism of the Swiss international.
But after bringing up Carragher's prediction that Paulinho would score 15 Premier League goals, he too found himself donning the colours of his rival - with 'Neville 2' on the back to complete the humiliation.
A bet is a bet!- Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) August 20, 2018
The moment you've all been waiting for... :shirt:@GNev2 in a @LFC shirt and @Carra23 in a @ManUtd shirt! :joy:
The shirts will be auctioned for their chosen charities! :clap: pic.twitter.com/8mHxPQeNKC
Gary Neville in a Liverpool shirt and Jamie Carragher in a Man Utd top... :eyes: pic.twitter.com/L2a8qKmBCv
- Football Mumble (@football_mumble) August 20, 2018
It happened - Never thought I'd want to see Gary Neville in a Liverpool shirt more, not sure about Carragher in the United shirt though :flushed: #MNF #CRYLIV pic.twitter.com/kn3fOPiDBV
- Amy Moffatt (@AmyMoffattLFC) August 20, 2018
Fair to say Mr Carragher looked a little more content to wear a Man Utd shirt than Mr Neville, who didn't want anything to do with that Liverpool jersey! pic.twitter.com/uOlnNsp7yi
- Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) August 20, 2018
Never thought I would see the day @GNev2 would wear a Liverpool shirt & @Carra23 would wear a Man Utd top. Seen it all now. Tbf Carragher looked like he was enjoying it! Neville? Not so much :joy::joy: #MNF #Mondaynightfootball #Carragher #Neville pic.twitter.com/eLGHBpwnFb
- Rkgunner (@ArsenalRK) August 20, 2018
It feels unbelievably weird but a bet is a bet and the duo confirmed they will be auctioning the shirts off and donate the proceeds to charities of their choice.
Fair play, fellas.
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