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Jamie Carragher reveals Lionel Messi called him a 'donkey' on Instagram

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Jamie Carragher reveals Lionel Messi called him a ‘DONKEY’ in an Instagram direct message after the Sky pundit suggested he would not be a ‘great signing’ for PSG

  • Jamie Carragher said Lionel Messi sent him a DM on Instagram this season 
  • Argentine was unhappy with Sky pundit’s opinion on his move to PSG
  • Messi joined Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer from Barcelona in the summer
  • Carragher said on Monday Night Football the transfer was not a smart move


Jamie Carragher has revealed Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ after he suggested the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was not a smart signing for Paris Saint-Germain earlier this season.

The Argentine apparently didn’t take kindly to the opinion and wasted no time in letting the Sky Sports pundit know his feelings. 

‘It was on Monday Night Football and I got a private message on Instagram,’ Carragher said on Friday Night Football ahead of Watford’s game against Norwich at Vicarage Road.

Jamie Carragher revealed Lionel Messi called him a'donkey' on Instagram this season

Jamie Carragher revealed Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ on Instagram this season

The Argentine took exception at the Sky Sports pundit's view of his move to PSG in summer

The Argentine took exception at the Sky Sports pundit’s view of his move to PSG in summer

‘From the man [Messi] himself. I will not be showing private messages but he basically called me a donkey.’

As Carragher’s co-pundit Gary Neville and presenter Dave Jones could barely contain their laughter, the former Liverpool defender continued: 

‘He [Messi] watches Monday Night Football so hopefully he’s watching Friday Night Football as well because Lionel, I absolutely love you

‘Greatest player of all time and compared to you I was a donkey. You know, I accept that, but you’re not getting in this team.

The Argentine joined PSG as a free agent last summer after over a decade at Barcelona

The Argentine joined PSG as a free agent last summer after over a decade at Barcelona

‘You haven’t played well enough, even if you did win the Copa America in the summer. It’s not enough to leave my man Mo Salah out the team.’

The former Barcelona legend may get in touch via private messages with the Sky Sport pundit soon enough, after the latter omitted him from his best XI for 2021.

Asked by Jones to pick their own EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year for 2021, Carragher and Neville omitted both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

‘No, no Messi [in my team],’ the 2005 Champions League winner said.

The 34-year-old led his national side Argentina to a first major trophy in 28 years last summer

The 34-year-old led his national side Argentina to a first major trophy in 28 years last summer 

‘I mean we had that debate at the start of the season, Ronaldo or Messi. I was the Messi man, he [Neville] was Ronaldo but there’s no place in either team for them.’ 

In July last year, Messi won the Copa America with Argentina – the Albiceleste’s first major trophy in 28 years – just a month before signing for PSG as free agent when it became apparent Barcelona’s financial woes meant they could not afford to keep him.

The 34-year-old won a record seventh Ballon d’Or last month, finishing ahead of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

Messi has scored just once in 11 league games for PSG, but has found the net five times in five Champions League appearances so far. 

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