Jamie Carragher Picks Lionel Messi As GOAT Despite Messi Calling Him Donkey on Instagram

Jamie Carragher Picks Lionel Messi As GOAT Despite Messi Calling Him Donkey on Instagram

Elijah Odetokun
September 21, 2023 at 12:04 PM
  • Jamie Carragher has revealed the details of when Lionel Messi called him 'a donkey'
  • The Liverpool legend wants to meet and mend the relationship between the two
  • Carragher named Messi the greatest of all time despite being on the receiving end of the insult

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher is seeking to mend his 'fragile' relationship with Lionel Messi, whom he claimed insulted him on Instagram after a criticism.

Messi ended his European adventure after running down his Paris Saint-Germain contract last summer and moved to Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami.

Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain, Clermont Foot, Parc des Princes.
Lionel Messi left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season. Photo by Mustafa Yalcin.
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Though his time in Europe may be over, he has remained a topic for pundits and fans.

Carragher hails Messi despite fragile relationship

Carragher opened up on CBS Sports Golazo about an incident involving him and Messi while Messi was at PSG. Carragher ruled the French club out of winning the UCL with the front three of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Messi. The former England international alleged that the Argentine then sent him a text on Instagram and called him 'a donkey' in Spanish, although he doubted whether it was really Messi who sent the text.

He added that Messi won his seventh Ballon d'Or a few nights later and failed to respond to his congratulatory message. Messi was possibly still offended by the criticism, which turned out to be correct.

While answering Kate Abdo on whether he would like to mend the relationship, he used the opportunity to describe the World Cup winner as the greatest of all time.

“I do. I really want to mend the relationship. I don't want the greatest player in history to think I'm a donkey. Maybe one day we'll do an episode in Miami with him, and I'll come in and put a donkey on my head for him,” he said.

As reported by MLS Soccer, the Argentina captain is currently facing a race against time to be fit for the US Open Cup final in six days' time after he limped off injured in Miami's 4-0 win over Toronto.

Micah Richards professes love for Messi

Sports Brief reported on Micah Richards professing love for Messi during a live show ahead of his former club, PSG's opening Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.

The former Manchester City defender interrupted his colleague at Parc des Princes and screamed, "Messi, I love you," out of nowhere.

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