Rio Ferdinand declares he will confront Jamie Carragher after the ‘clown’ comment he made


‘I don’t understand why he came in with hostility… he used to carry my boots when we were with England’: Rio Ferdinand continues his light-hearted feud with Jamie Carragher after the Liverpool legend branded him a ‘clown’

  • Rio Ferdinand has spoken out on Jamie Carragher’s ‘clown’ comments last week
  • It followed disagreement about a Champions League penalty being U-turned 
  • Ferdinand said it was ‘all love’ when he meets up with the former Liverpool man 

Rio Ferdinand has declared he will confront Jamie Carragher about comments the former Liverpool player made last week.

While covering the Champions League for CBS Sports, Carragher called Ferdinand ‘a clown’ for their contrasting views over a penalty call. 

The former Liverpool man criticised Ferdinand’s opinion on a spot-kick initially awarded during Inter Milan’s 2-0 win over AC Milan after Lautaro Martinez went down in the box, only for the decision to be overturned after the referee consulted VAR.

Carragher said: ‘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.’ He also singled out Rio for holding that opinion when pushed by his fellow pundits. 

Using his FIVE platform, Ferdinand spoke up on Carragher’s comments, and the former Man United and England defender said it would be discussed further when the pair met. He also said the 45-year-old was ‘a friend of the show’.

Rio Ferdinand said he would confront Jamie Carragher after his 'clown' comment last week

Rio Ferdinand said he would confront Jamie Carragher after his ‘clown’ comment last week

The former Liverpool defender singled out Rio during the the CBS Champions League show

The former Liverpool defender singled out Rio during the the CBS Champions League show 

Ferdinand said he was confused by the incident, telling FIVE: ‘Every time I see him it’s all love man. I’m a loving guy, we hug and we shake hands and have a little laugh.

‘I don’t understand why he came in with hostility, it’s a hostile energy and I don’t understand it. He’s been on our show, we see each other and it’s all cool. He used to carry my boots when we were with England, he always showed me love.

‘The thing that might have been, it was [Premier League] Hall of Fame week, that’s the only thing I can think of because me and him are cool. We chat, sometimes text, I just don’t get it man. I’ve only got good energy for him.

They had differing opinions about the overturned penalty involving Inter's Lautaro Martinez

They had differing opinions about the overturned penalty involving Inter’s Lautaro Martinez  

Carragher and Ferdinand  - pictured in March - have clashed before over big talking points

Carragher and Ferdinand  – pictured in March – have clashed before over big talking points

‘He’s always messaging me, that’s what I’m saying, it’s madness to me. He always messages me, we’ve been in England teams together, like i said he carries my boots. He’s always shown me love.

‘I don’t know where that energy has come from and that’s all I want him to tell me is where that energy comes from. Is it real energy or not? I need to know so when I see him I’ll ask him.’

Carragher responded to Ferdinand on Twitter, with a Richard Keyes meme that reads ‘It was just banter’.  

Carragher and Ferdinand previously clashed last October, trading tweets regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s involvement at Manchester United under manager Erik ten Hag. 





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