Football is a soap opera. It is a middle ground between the folklore and loyalties of wrestling and the elegant skill of ballet. Over the years these sportsmen build up tonnes and tonnes of stories for us to reminisce over and taunt each other with. We saw a perfect example this weekend with a cheeky Jamie Carragher reply to a Chelsea tweet.
Jamie Carragher club legend
They don’t make em like Carra anymore.
Jamie Carragher played an unreal amount of games for Liverpool.
He is the club’s second longest serving player, making 735 appearances during his career at Anfield.
He also holds the record for most appearances in European competition for the club with 149 to his name.
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A boyhood Everton fan, the Scouser came through the ranks as a striker, then adapted into midfield and then right back before finding his home at centre back.
Jamie Carragher reply to Chelsea tweet
This weekend the official Chelsea Twitter account asked users to describe their favourite moment in the club’s history using just two words.
Carra, cheeky as ever, issued a reply that Kopites will love:
Luis Garcia even joined in, he did play a massive role in the incident to be fair.
The Ghost Goal
The Ghost Goal is one of my favourite goals in our club’s history.
It has everything: it sent us through to a Champions League final, it was scored against Chelsea, it is embroiled in controversy and it most likely never went in at all.
Football is all about these incidents that we still moan and gloat about decades later.
I’ll be telling my kids about that Ghost Goal. I’ll be there, old and bearded:
“Do you know how you got your name Luis? Well, there was this tricky Spanish winger and this Portuguese manager…”