Jamie Carragher calls out Kate Abdo’s devastating reaction to Manchester United’s loss in the Europa League
Jamie Carragher relentlessly teases CBS presenter Kate Abdo for devastating reaction to Manchester United’s Europa League shootout defeat to Villarreal, leaving Micah Richards laughing …
- Jamie Carragher jokingly questioned Kate Abdo’s impartiality as a presenter
- Abdo is a Manchester United fan and her reaction to the eventual defeat was cushioned
- Presenter was seen devastated after David De Gea missed the crucial penalty kick
- Carragher and Micah Richards had little sympathy as they celebrated the result
Jamie Carragher jokingly questioned Kate Abdo’s impartiality after the presenter’s heartbroken reaction to Manchester United’s Europa League defeat was caught on camera.
Born in Manchester and backing United, Abdo had to watch nervously as 21 consecutive penalties were scored in the shootout to force David de Gea on the spot.
Carragher, an expert on the CBS Sports show, commented on Abdo’s reaction when the United goalkeeper missed the crucial penalty kick.
Jamie Carragher called out Kate Abdo’s response to Manchester United’s penalty shootout defeat
The presenter watched nervously as David de Gea walked to the spot
Abdo couldn’t hide her disappointment as the team she supports fell to a painful defeat
“If you’re a show host, you must be impartial,” Carragher joked.
Don’t show any emotion, whether that’s victory or defeat. And there was something we saw … ‘
The video then showed Abdo’s devastated reaction when United lost the shootout and threw her head in her hands when De Gea saw his tame attempt saved.
Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher laughed hysterically and celebrated as United had been brutally lost, with the pair teasing the presenter and suggesting she cried for the result.
Carragher and Micah Richards were hysterical when they saw Abdo’s painful reaction
“No, I wasn’t crying, let’s not go overboard,” Abdo replied.
Richards, the former Manchester City man, was a little less disappointed with the result and cheerfully exclaimed, ‘David de Gea, from hero to zero!’
The Spanish goalkeeper was once again selected to start in the Europa League, having also done so in both quarter-final and semi-final legs for United.
However, some suggested that Dean Henderson should have been deployed at the end of extra time as he is the better choice between the sticks for a penalty shootout.
Not counting the shootouts, Henderson has saved seven of his last 15 penalties, while De Gea has conceded all of his last 16 penalties.
Ole Gunnar Solskajer stayed with the Spaniard and while it was De Gea who ended the shootout, few expected that the 30-year-old’s ability to take a penalty would have been the deciding factor in the final.
De Gea was unable to save any of Villarreal’s 11 penalties before seeing his own tame attempt saved