Liverpool’s legend, Jamie Carragher, has alleged that Argentine captain, Lionel Messi had referred to him as a donkey last year.
According to the former Reds defender and Sky Sports pundit, Messi made the ugly comment on him after he suggested that the former Barcelona player was not a smart signing for Paris Saint-Germain.
Naija News reports that Messi left the Catalans last summer as a free agent after failing to reach an agreement with the club.
Ligue 1 side, PSG, however, made a quick move for the now seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Carragher, in one of his interviews, suggested that Messi would not fit into the PSG squad.
The Argentine apparently didn’t appreciate the former player’s opinion and wasted no time in letting Carragher know his feelings.
Speaking about Messi’s comment on Friday Night Football after Watford’s 3-0 defeat to Norwich at Vicarage Road, Carragher said: “It was on Monday Night Football and I got a private message on Instagram.
“From the man [Messi] himself. I will not be showing private messages but he basically called me a donkey.
“Greatest player of all time and compared to you I was a donkey. You know, I accept that, but you’re not getting in this team,” Carragher said.
Naija News understands that Messi had only scored for PSG in Ligue 1 once since he joined.
Meanwhile, Nigerian football legend, Austin ”Jay Jay” Okocha has revealed the match against Tunisia, will be the Super Eagles’ toughest match so far in the 2021 AFCON tournament.
Naija News reports Nigeria will face Tunisia in the second game of the Round of 16 on Sunday after the Carthage Eagles finished third in Group F.
The three-time champions beat Egypt, Sudan, and debutants Guinea-Bissau to finish as Group D winners with nine points.
However, Augustine Eguavoen’s men will be tested when they face 2004 Champions Tunisia in the round of 16 of the competition.
“I think it is good to see that we are flying high, but the most important one is the next game and we can only justify our performances so far if we go on and win the next one,” Okocha said while speaking on his punditry role with Supersport.
“So every next game is the toughest one for you and the one you have to win.
“I hope we will carry on the good job that we are doing so far,” Okocha added.