Jamie Carragher and Gary Lineker in heated row over Sky Sports Monday Night Football’s Messi-Ronaldo stats graphic
JAMIE CARRAGHER got here out swinging on Twitter as he turned embroiled in a web-based spat with Gary Lineker.
The trade occurred after followers slammed Sky Sports for eradicating Lionel Messi’s Champions League AND Copa America honours as Gary Neville hailed Cristiano Ronaldo because the GOAT.
The pundit and his Monday Night Football co-host Carragher had been dragged into the age-old debate relating to the 2 iconic soccer figures.
But viewers hit out on the error-strewn graphic Sky displayed on their Monday Night Football protection.
Comparing the pair’s profession achievements, it mentioned Messi had zero worldwide titles to his identify.
That is regardless of the actual fact the Paris Saint-Germain ahead led Argentina to the Copa America crown THIS summer time.
To make issues worse, the graphic prompt Messi had three Champions League winner’s medals – clearly forgetting one in all his triumphs in 2006, 2009, 2011 or 2015.
And Messi supporters had been additional aggrieved to see Ronaldo was credited with two worldwide honours – subsequently counting the inaugural Uefa Nations League as a serious title for Portugal.
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As Twitter exploded over the error, BBC’s Match of the Day presenter Lineker joined in by sharing a snap of Sky’s graphic and sarcastically writing: “To be fair, it’s such a long time since Messi led Argentina to victory in Copa America, they’re entitled to forget it.”
He adopted that up by tweeting: “Also 4 Champions Leagues not 3.”
Carragher noticed his remarks and replied: “We made a mistake on a graphic over Messi’s worldwide honours.
“It occurs rather a lot on MOTD. Check Messi’s file in 2006 in the CL, he didn’t play 1 min after 1st KO spherical, so we counted it as 3.
“We don’t have autocue on MNF so I’m sure you’d also make a mistake now & again.”
Lineker, 60, replied: “Yes, we do, and when they happen, they’re quite rightly pointed out.”
That led to Carragher then providing an invitation for him to seem on an upcoming episode of Monday Night Football.
He wrote again: “Not by anybody on MNF, as we realise it’s not straightforward. I do know you spend the vast majority of your time on twitter however simply take care of MOTD & we’ll do the identical on MNF.
“If you ever want to come on with no autocue you’re welcome.”
Lineker then responded with: “You seem to be picking fights with everybody these days. I hope you’re alright, Jamie.”
Carragher replied: “I’m fine Gary, just sticking up for our stats guy. Appreciate your concern.”
To which Lineker wrote again, together with a thumbs up emoji: “Good man.”
Neville and sparring accomplice Jamie Carragher had been analysing Ronaldo’s two-goal return for Manchester United forward of Everton vs Burnley.
And the Portuguese celebrity’s former team-mate mentioned: “I simply really feel with the worldwide targets information, the Champions Leagues and the number of targets that he’s scored, it takes me to suppose that he’s the best soccer participant of all time.
“He does make the [United] team better… he makes them more likely to win the title than three weeks ago. Something inside me tells me that I don’t think he’ll quite make them the team that will make them win the title this season.”
Carragher was having none of it although as he fired again: “No one isn’t an enormous fan of Ronaldo or Messi. Ronaldo isn’t the best participant of all time.
“It doesn’t matter how a ball goes in the web… Messi’s acquired a greater objective file than Ronaldo. He’s additionally a playmaker, Messi can run a sport – Ronaldo can’t.
“Ronaldo can possibly do issues that Messi can’t however Messi takes you to a spot the place you’ll be able to’t really consider what you’re seeing.
“Ronaldo does things other players can do… Messi does things we’ve never seen before.”
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Here’s what was mentioned in full on Twitter:
Lineker: “To be fair, it’s such a long time since Messi led Argentina to victory in Copa America, they’re entitled to forget it.”
Lineker: “Also 4 Champions Leagues not 3.”
Carragher: “We made a mistake on a graphic over Messi’s international honours. It happens a lot on MOTD. Check Messi’s record in 2006 in the CL, he didn’t play 1 min after 1st KO round, so we counted it as 3. We don’t have autocue on MNF so I’m sure you’d also make a mistake now & again.”
Lineker: “Yes, we do, and when they happen, they’re quite rightly pointed out.”
Carragher: “Not by anyone on MNF, as we realise it’s not easy. I know you spend the majority of your time on twitter but just look after MOTD & we’ll do the same on MNF. If you ever want to come on with no autocue you’re welcome.”
Lineker: “You seem to be picking fights with everybody these days. I hope you’re alright, Jamie.”
Carragher: “I’m fine Gary, just sticking up for our stats guy. Appreciate your concern.”
Lineker: “Good man.”
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