‘That’s bullshit! This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard! Jamie Carragher loses his head in debate with Micah Richards over Jude Bellingham’s disallowed goal, before Kate Abdo breaks it up!
- Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards collided in mid-air after Man City against Dortmund
- Richards’ former club were lucky not to concede a goal to Jude Bellingham
- The youngster was mistakenly believed to have cut Ederson before entering
- After the game, Carragher condemned the call and questioned Richards’ understanding
Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards became embroiled in a spirited on-air feud Tuesday night after Manchester City’s lucky Champions League let go against Borussia Dortmund.
City took a meager 2-1 victory over the Germans in the first leg, although all eyes were on the referee after a highly controversial decision over Jude Bellingham and goalkeeper Ederson saw the young Englishman falsely stripped of a goal.
Bellingham had robbed Ederson of the ball and strode towards goal before half-time of the quarter-final, but Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan blew for a foul before Bellingham tapped home and therefore the move could not be judged by VAR.
Jamie Carragher lost his temper with Micah Richards when the pair debated the controversial call to disallow Jude Bellingham’s goal against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final.
Dortmund was angry because the referee ruled out a goal from Jude Bellingham for a foul on Ederson
Bellingham appeared to win the ball cleanly and was ready to roll the ball into an unguarded net
Jude Bellingham has the ball in the back of the net vs. Man City … but the referee says no!
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Carragher and Richards processed the incident after the game and found themselves in a heated battle of words that left the Liverpool legend animated.
“We’re talking about VAR and how we’re spoiling the game because we’re taking away the referee who controls the game …” Richards began, before an outraged Carragher stepped in quickly and pointed out his colleague’s bias.
“I know why you didn’t want VAR tonight, Jesus Christ! It should be 2-2. Carragher said on the CBS Champions League show
The referee, bizarrely enough, gave the 17-year-old midfielder a yellow card for his role in the incident
‘That is nonsense. It’s a unique situation, it’s not normal, that doesn’t happen often, ” Carragher continued before Richards quickly tried to intervene, expressing his view that the incident was unique only to Carragher’s understanding.
At this point, the former Liverpool man nearly lost his head and couldn’t see how his teammate didn’t understand the situation.
Carragher went on rant, “How can you not understand this? This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard. Right, he goes ahead and thinks it’s a mistake, no problem … but he knows if he blows that whistle, it takes the VAR out of the equation … yeah?
‘We all know what’s going to happen. He rolls the ball into the net and then we can watch. ‘
Phil Foden scored a last-minute winner when City took the sleek first-leg victory on Tuesday
Richards took Carragher’s opinion to heart, before putting forward the idea that nowhere in the rules of the game does it say that the referee should not blow the whistle if he categorically believes that a violation has been committed.
“Do you think tonight, when he goes back into the room, the people from UEFA or FIFA who watch his performance will say” he’s right “?” Carragher added as a final sentiment, before Richards then joined him in the belief that the officer had made the wrong decision.
Lead host Kate Abdo then had to step in between the couple and intervene loudly and tell the viewers at home, “Men love to argue, don’t they?”
Carragher eased the tension by grabbing Richards’ hand and singing “You Never Walk Alone.”
Both men quickly made up for their differences, however, with a closing clip of the show revealing that Carragher grabbed Richards’ hand along with that of fellow co-pundit Alex Scott before comically singing a verse from the Liverpool anthem. You are never alone.
City avoided a shock from Dortmund at home and will now take a 2-1 lead in the second leg of the race.
A last-minute goal from Phil Foden added to Kevin De Bruyne’s earlier attack, with Dortmund scoring an important attempt in the final stages via captain Marco Reus.