Jamie Carragher has responded on Twitter after being called a “turkey” by his former Liverpool teammate El Hadji Diouf.
In an interview published by So Foot - per the Mirror - Diouf admitted he ‘hates’ the retired defender and said he was the person he would least like to spend Christmas with. “He was the biggest turkey I’ve seen on a pitch,” the former Senegal international commented. “I found him useless.”
These comments are most surprising when you consider what Carragher achieved during his 17-year career at Anfield - but the current Sky Sports pundit clearly saw the funny side. (Scroll down this page to see his tweet).
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“It's better than a Donkey & plenty have called me that before!!!!!!” Carragher wrote on Twitter after asked how he felt about Diouf’s comment.
Carragher was in good company, mind. Diouf also blasted Steven Gerrard in the same interview - months after accusing the former Liverpool captain of being a racist - saying he was an egotist who cared more about scoring goals than winning football matches.
Diouf is a controversial character
Diouf has always been an outspoken and controversial character, ever since he first arrived in England after the 2002 World Cup finals - the tournament in which the forward burst onto the scene.
His time in English football was marred by a series of distasteful incidents - including spitting - and his career entered a downwards spiral following his ill-fated move to Liverpool.
Gerard Houllier convinced the Reds to pay £10 million for Diouf but he managed just three Premier League goals in two seasons before being offloaded to Bolton.
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