«I will not show private messages, but Messi basically called me a donkey»

Jamie Carragher has revealed that Leo Messi He called him ‘Donkey’ in an Instagram message after the analyst questioned his move to PSG. The former Liverpool player was also not a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. However, Monday Night Football viewer Messi wasted no time sending Carragher a message to express his discontent.

Carragher said on Friday Night Football, after Watford’s loss to Norwich, that «it was during Monday Night Football that I got a private message on Instagram. From Messi. I won’t show private messages, but he basically called me ‘donkey’.»

Carragher professed his love and admiration for the «greatest player of all time». «He (Messi) watches Monday Night Football, so I hope he’s also watching Friday Night Football because Lionel, I absolutely love you.» Despite everything, Carragher did not include him in his 2021 ‘eleven’. «The best player of all time and compared to you I was a donkey. I accept it, but you are not going to make this team. You have not played well enough , even winning the Copa America in the summer. It’s not enough to leave Mo Salah out of the team.»