Everton: Richarlison hits out at Jamie Carragher on Twitter
‘Wash your mouth before you talk about me and Everton’: Toffees hero Richarlison launches Twitter blast at 1:37am against Jamie Carragher, whom he ‘doesn’t respect’, after comments from the Liverpool legend on his performance
Everton striker Richarlison has slammed Jamie Carragher on social media, telling the Liverpool legend that he has no respect for him.
The Brazilian played a key role in helping the Toffees avoid relegation from the Premier League with a shock comeback against Crystal Palace on Thursday night, and hours later he took to Twitter to criticize Evertonian Carragher as a child.
Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Everton scored three goals after the break to ensure it is mathematically impossible for them to drop out of the Championship next season.
Richarlison (left) hit out at Jamie Carragher on Twitter after Everton avoided the knockdown
Richarlison scored the equalizer in the 75th minute to send Goodison Park into ecstasy before the atmosphere was increased tenfold when Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed the comeback 10 minutes later.
And after the euphoria of Everton survival, Richarlison went online to cast shade on Carragher in the early hours of Friday morning.
“Wash your mouth before you talk about me and Everton and I don’t respect you,” he joked to Carragher at 1:37 a.m., accompanying the message with an emoji.
On Friday morning, he responded to the 25-year-old’s tweet, expressing his admiration for the applause.
“Actually, I quite like this, if Twitter was about when I was a gamer, I’m sure I would have been very critical of the pundits!” he wrote.
Richarlison’s damning tweet appears to be related to two recent comments by Carragher.
Speaking before the match, Carragher, who grew up supporting bitter rivals Liverpool as a child, tweeted about the Brazilian’s perceived play, writing: “Talk about Richarlison going down has nothing to do with bias.”
“Every Everton game I do, he goes down three or four times like he has a big injury and then he just gets up! It’s not about taking a penalty or a foul, it’s about pretending he’s injured when he’s not.
The 44-year-old quickly deleted the tweet in question, but not before Richarlison posted a gif of himself celebrating a goal with his fingers to his lips in response to the pundit.
Richarlison scored Everton’s equalizer on Thursday against Crystal Palace with this shot.
Richarlison posted this image of himself on social media after Everton’s big win.
Before the match, Carragher wrote the above about Richarlison, to which he duly responded.
Carragher also rankled the former Watford star – and all Everton fans – with his comment for Sky Sports during the club’s loss to Liverpool last month.
The Reds’ victory, courtesy of second-half goals from Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi, was mired in controversy with Everton aggrieved for not earning a penalty for Joel Matip’s collision with Anthony Gordon and Sadio Mane not being sent off for appearing make contact with Mason Holgate’s eye.
Everton were unhappy that Liverpool refused to kick the ball when Richarlison was injured, leading to Abdoulaye Doucoure tripping Fabinho and receiving a booking as his frustration got the better of him.
However, Carragher felt that Richarlison went down too easily even though he appeared to sprain his right ankle unpleasantly.
‘Honestly, get up. Get up, carry on,” Carragher said of Richarlison during his co-commentary on Sky Sports.
‘If Doucoure receives a yellow card because his teammate falls. Stupid de Doucoure trying to stop the game, but Richarlison… nothing’s wrong with him.
Richarlison was accused by Liverpool icon Carragher of performing during last month’s derby.
Carragher said in the co-comment: ‘Honestly, get up. Get up, keep going despite the ankle injury