Jamie Carragher calls out Gary Lineker over using auto-cue in spat over Sky’s Messi stats

Jamie Carragher calls out Gary Lineker over using auto-cue in spat over Sky’s Messi stats


‘Mistakes occur loads on Match of the Day… take care of that’: Ultra-defensive Jamie Carragher calls out Gary Lineker – who says he is ‘choosing fights’ – over using auto-cue in spat over Sky’s Messi stats

  • Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dug into the Ronaldo v Messi debate 
  • Statistics used on Sky Sports contained an error which Gary Lineker pointed out 
  • Carragher replied and insisted his Match of the Day have additionally made errors 


Jamie Carragher has turn into embroiled in a Twitter spat with Gary Lineker over an argument over Sky Sports’ statistics about Lionel Messi.

Carragher and fellow Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville dug into the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Messi debate on Monday Night Football, and unsurprisingly the duo disagreed in a fiery dialogue.

While former Manchester United defender Neville championed Ronaldo’s case as the best participant ever, Carragher defended Messi’s nook, with statistics of the duo’s trophy-laden careers being introduced as much as assist their arguments.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

Jamie Carragher (left) has turn into embroiled in a Twitter spat with Gary Lineker (proper)

The duo argued on Twitter after Lineker pointed out a mistake in Sky's stats on Lionel Messi

The duo argued on Twitter after Lineker pointed out a mistake in Sky’s stats on Lionel Messi

Match of the Day presenter Lineker nevertheless noticed Sky had forgotten to incorporate the Copa America received by Messi and Argentina in July below the ‘worldwide trophies’ class, which learn zero.

The former striker then sarcastically tweeted: ‘To be honest, it is such a very long time since Messi led Argentina to victory in Copa America, they’re entitled to overlook it.’

Lineker then replied to a remark from a Twitter consumer who had been left dumbfounded that Portugal’s victory in the ultimate of the inaugural Nations League in 2019 had been included in the figures by stating: ‘Also 4 Champions Leagues not 3.’

That was when Carragher acquired concerned and began the argument with a pointy reply, and hit again at Lineker with a jibe that Monday Night Football, not like the BBC, don’t use autocue units to assist them when talking on tv.

Sky had forgotten to include the Copa America trophy Messi and Argentina won earlier this year in the figures

Sky had forgotten to incorporate the Copa America trophy Messi and Argentina received earlier this yr in the figures

The former Liverpool defender mentioned: ‘We made a mistake on a graphic over Messi’s worldwide honours.

‘It occurs loads on MOTD. Check Messi’s file in 2006 in the CL, he did not play 1 min after 1st KO spherical, so we counted it as 3.

‘We do not have autocue on MNF so I’m positive you’d additionally make a mistake now & once more.’

Lineker’s riposte nevertheless was equally as sharp, replying: ‘Yes, we do, and once they occur, they’re fairly rightly pointed out.’

Carragher got here again strongly once more, showing to take a swipe on the quantity of occasions Lineker tweets, stating: ‘Not by anybody on MNF, as we realise it is not simple.

‘I do know you spend the vast majority of your time on twitter however simply take care of MOTD & we’ll do the identical on MNF. If you ever need to come on with no autocue you are welcome.’

Lineker was fast to answer and appeared to stir up the argument additional, retorting: ‘You appear to be choosing fights with all people as of late. I hope you are alright, Jamie.’

Carragher nevertheless appeared to chill the spat down at that stage, answering: ‘I’m wonderful Gary, simply sticking up for our stats man. Appreciate your concern.’

And ending the spat, Lineker replied: ‘Good man.’

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