You do expect a former player to be irritatingly biased towards his own club when they become a pundit. Gary Neville is good to watch based on how much he speaks out against Man United on a regular basis. His colleague Jamie Carragher can be a bit more insufferable.
The funny thing about this incident is the VAR decision to cancel the Chelsea equalising goal was the right one, it just seems to be the way he gleefully reacted to the decision that’s irritated a lot of people.
To make things even worse for the Chelsea fans, Liverpool went straight up the other end of the pitch to put themselves 2-0 up. Perhaps the Chelsea players were still distracted as they completely fell asleep to allow Roberto Firmino a free header from six yards out.
Carragher’s reaction certainly annoyed these fans on Twitter:
Oh fuck off Carragher if that was the other way round you’d be screaming at the top of your high pitched annoying as fuck scouse accent about it.
VAR is just wank, end of.
— Dan (@DanG_WFC) September 22, 2019
— Tom Biltcliffe (@tombiltcliffe) September 22, 2019
City were the first people to NOT like Var.
Jamie Carragher seems to be the last.
But he will feel the pain soon enough.
— Uwe Rizla (@BoskyJim) September 22, 2019
Carragher bumming off VAR after it helps Liverpool. What a shock.
— K² (@KKWWFC) September 22, 2019
Carragher seems to speak so positively about VAR when the decision benefits Liverpool. How surprising. #CHELIV
— Max Pollard (@MaxPollard92) September 22, 2019
It’s probably created a situation where fans will be eagerly waiting for VAR to go against Liverpool just to see how the former Anfield defender reacts to it.
Let’s face it, VAR outcomes are an absolute tombola so it will happen soon enough.