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16th Jun 2019

Gary Neville absolutely rinses Jamie Carragher for mistake in Soccer Aid game


A total howler from the former Liverpool player allowed Usain Bolt to slot a goal home

Jamie Carragher had the pissed taken out of him by his Monday Night Football co-presenter Gary Neville after he made a defensive slip up during the Soccer Aid match that allowed Usain Bolt to bag a goal.

It was summarised by Neville as “embarrassing” defending, to which Carragher hit back: “Read it all day, deceived by the bounce then a miss hit. Nothing I could do T-bag.”

Despite the error, Carragher – who was playing alongside former England captain John Terry – managed to make a couple of crucial tackles on Bolt, who gave up his dreams of becoming a professional footballer last year after a stint in the Australian league.

Freestyle footballer Jeremy Lynch was responsible for England’s two goals, which came before 30-minutes of the game had even been played. But the game finished 2-2 after Bolt’s effort was followed up with a late goal from Kem Cetinay for the World XI.

England, typically, went on to lose via penalties.

All funds raised from the game are given to the charity UNICEF, with Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Roberto Carlos, Joe Cole, Michael Owen and Robert Pires among the former players to turn out for the good cause.