Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand's Twitter spat turns UGLY

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Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand’s Twitter spat turns UGLY as the former Liverpool defender brands the ex-Man United man a ‘Ronaldo fan boy,’ before Ferdinand challenges his old rival to ‘stop getting BULLIED’ by Roy Keane on Sky

  • Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand have exchanged words on Twitter today
  • Two two clashed over views on Cristiano Ronaldo’s game time for Man United
  • Carragher took offence to a Ferdinand reply and called him a ‘Ronaldo fanboy’
  • Ferdinand then snapped back and told Carragher to ‘stop getting bullied on Sky 

Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand have been involved in a Twitter spat over comments on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Carragher tweeted on Monday morning about Erik ten Hag’s decision not to play the forward in the Manchester derby, saying that claims the Dutchman got it wrong leaving him out are ‘laughable’.

Ferdinand responded, asking if Carragher was still annoyed Ronaldo didn’t shake his hand at recently at Old Trafford during a Sky broadcast, before Carragher replied calling Ferdinand a ‘fan boy’ of Ronaldo.

Jamie Carragher branded Rio Ferdinand a 'Ronaldo fan boy'

Ferdinand told Carragher to 'stop getting bullied' by Roy Keane on Sky

Jamie Carragher (left) and Rio Ferdinand (right) have been at a war of words on Twitter today

Carragher originally claimed that ‘Rashford’s pace on the counter attack’ was ‘the way to go’ in the game, referencing United’s 4-0 defeat to Brentford earlier in the season, in which Ronaldo played.

Ferdinand responded: ‘Carra you still upset he didn’t shake ur hand at Old Trafford The hardest thing to do in football is score goals…’ accompanied by a video of the former United defender defending his former team-mate.

In the clip, taken from Ferdinand’s FIVE show, the 43-year-old said: ‘You can’t have your top goalscorer, who gets 25 or 25 goals a season, on the bench. I’m sorry.

‘People keep talking about it. Why are we so concerned with what people don’t do all the time? What’s he good at?

‘The hardest thing to do in football is score goals, and this guy does that just as good, if not better than anybody.’

Carragher seemed to take offence to the comment, snapping at Ferdinand and accusing him of sucking up to the forward.

Ferdinand mocked Carragher for Cristiano Ronaldo not shaking his hand on Sky recently

Ferdinand mocked Carragher for Cristiano Ronaldo not shaking his hand on Sky recently

Ferdinand argued with Carragher's view that Ronaldo shouldn't have started versus Man City

Ferdinand argued with Carragher’s view that Ronaldo shouldn’t have started versus Man City

‘No I’m delighted it went viral!’ said Carragher in response to Ferdinand’s comment about shaking Ronaldo’s hand. 

‘Rio I know how it works, he’s your mate & you/Evra & the rest are on the group WhatsApp & he asks you to come out & defend him.

‘Don’t be his fan boy you’re Rio Ferdinand for FFS!!’

Ferdinand then replied: ‘What WhatsApp group?! Leave off lad…I want this same energy with Roy keane when ya next in the studio ffs. Stop getting bullied.’

Carragher, who is working as a pundit for Leicester vs Nottingham Forest on Sky, is yet to respond.

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