Fresh from his war of words with Leicester’s Danny Simpson last week, Jamie Carragher looks set to become involved in another public feud – this time with Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini.
The Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender has never been shy about criticising current players and managers (even from his former club) and was particularly harsh on Fellaini in a Daily Mail column at the end of last season.
The Belgian international has seemingly not forgotten this slight on his character and reputation – and speaking to magazine Sport/Foot in his homeland, the midfielder has labelled Carragher a hypocrite in an attack on the ex-defender:
“If I am violent and aggressive, what was Carragher?
“He is the champion of blah-blah and the world champion of breaking legs. If you type his name into YouTube you’ll only see him tackling.”
Quotes via SportWitness
The article in question (and source of Fellaini’s ire) was written by Carragher last May and focused on and incident in which the former Everton player elbowed Robert Huth during a match between Man United and Leicester, arguing that the subsequent three-match ban was not nearly enough for a serial offender:
“Three games is not a sentence that will prove a deterrent to Fellaini.
“He is a repeat offender and it has gone beyond the point now where people can attempt to defend him by saying he is a tall lad who is using his arms for leverage.”
Indeed, Carragher has already hit back at the remarks, dismissing the accusations in his usual witty manner (and in a much more timely manner than the ten months it took Fellaini).
Just Man United legs! https://t.co/GI4LvljkwV
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 9, 2017
It remains to be seen if this one has as much of a back-and-forth as Carragher v Simpson turned out to have.