- Former Liverpool defender turned pundit Jamie Carragher fouled Jamaican legend Usain Bolt in a comical fashion in a Soccer Aid match on Sunday
- Soccer Aid matches are part of the charity events organized by former football stars and other personalities to raise money for UNICEF
- Bolt was about to get away from Carragher after a delicious turn but the celebrated defender could not have any of it, drawing wild reactions on Social media
Liverpool’s legend Jamie Carragher took out sprinting legend Usain Bolt in a Soccer Aid match on Sunday at the London stadium.
The two sporting heroes were on opposite sides when England XI took on the Rest of the World. The match was part of a charity campaign to raise funds by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The Rest of the World finally won the game on post-match penalties after a two-all draw in normal time. The team is managed by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and famous actor Idris Elba.
The England squad was under former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp. Comedian Lee Mack scored the winning penalty in the fifth Soccer Aid game in history.
It was however Carragher’s challenge on Usain Bolt that drew a lot of reactions on social media. The former Liverpool defender turned pundit was seemingly not ready to chase the World’s fastest man and opted to haul him to the ground.
Bolt, who has retired from sprinting, is a multiple Olympic and World Champion in the 100 metres and 200 metres. His 100 metres record of 9.58 seconds is yet to be broken. He set the record in scintillating fashion at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin.
The Jamaican legend was the captain of the Rest of the World. He however placed the armband just before kickoff on his teammate Andriy Shevchenko. The armband had Ukrainian colours and Shevchenko is a former Ukraine head coach and legend.
Given that Bolt is a self-confessed supporter of Manchester United who are eternal rivals of Liverpool, one social media user @aishamusic was quick to note that:
Jamie’s annoyance and rivalry against all things Man Utd extends to their fans.
This was the Rest of the World XI's fourth consecutive win.
Otto Addo surprised by the Black Stars squad in Japan
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Otto Addo had a birthday to remember as his Black Stars squad surprised him with a cake at the team's base in Kobe, Japan.
The Ghanaian boss turned 46 on Thursday, June 9, and had his players around him to celebrate the day.
In a video posted on YouTube, sighted by Sports Brief, Addo blow out all the candles as they surprised him with the gifts to mark the day.