Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry was left gobsmacked on live TV after Jamie Carragher called fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand a clown during coverage of the Milan Champions League derby last night!
Inter Milan stole the night at the San Siro, earning themselves a 2-goal buffer inside of just 10 minutes via Edin Dzeko & Henrikh Mkhitaryan goals. This takes the club one step closer to the Istanbul final in June, with just the second leg of the semi-final on the 16th of this month standing between them.
AC Milan just didn’t seem to be able to find their footing in the first half, and Inter very nearly added a third to their tally in one of the big talking points of the night.
With just a short while left to play before the end of the first half, Inter’s Lautaro Martinez was brought down by Simon Kjaer, after making a run into the box. Spanish referee Jesus Gil immediately signalled for a penalty to the ‘away’ side, making it look as though the night was truly about to run away from AC Milan.
A few moments of confusion followed the initial decision, with both sides players arguing their case. The VAR recommended that Gil review the decision at the pitch side, which he did, only to shock the San Siro by turning around his original decision!
It was during the discussion of this bizarre instance that Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand seemed to disagree on. Carragher said on CBS Sports “I think anyone out there who’s watching the replay and seen what VAR do and still believe that is a penalty, they must be a clown”
Carragher’s comments took fellow pundit and Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry by surprise, with the Frenchman visibly shocked from Carragher’s response.
Thierry Henry stunned by Jamie Carragher calling Rio Ferdinand 'a clown' following Milan derby https://t.co/xoNpjbRSPY
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This was in response to Ferdinand, and even Carragher’s former Liverpool teammate, Steven Gerrard claiming that AC Milan were lucky to have the penalty revoked – something which Ferdinand had also reiterated via his Twitter page.
The penalty decision and subsequent turnaround have made for one of the main talking points of the highly-anticipated matchup, with many fans of the sport in disagreement as to whether the spot-kick should have stood.
The chance at taking the tally to 3-0 will be one that we’re sure Inter will be upset to lose out on, but they still go into next week’s second leg with a comfortable 2 goal advantage over their famous rivals!
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