Kate Abdo used her Spanish skills to reveal Lionel Messi appeared to brazenly call Jamie Carragher an ass in a direct message on Instagram.
The Liverpool legend returned to CBS Sports’ Champions League coverage on Tuesday night, where he bragged that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was in his DMs.
Carragher, along with presenter Abdo, along with co-pundits Thierry Henry and Micah Richards often reminisce about hilarious moments when they’re all together, with Carragher this time the butt of the joke.
Speaking to Richards, he claimed he received a DM on Instagram from Argentina’s World Cup winner Messi.
“Do the Argentinians speak Spanish?” he asked the rest of the panel.
“I’m just going to say the word he called me, I don’t understand. A ‘burro’, he called me a ‘burro’.”
After Richard asked what that meant, Abdo confirmed: “Donkey.”
“Donkey, thanks,” Carragher said with a wry smile on his face, while the rest of the team laughed at the insult.
Carragher previously revealed he received such a message from Messi after criticizing the World Cup winner.
“It was on Monday Night Football and I got a private message on Instagram,” he said in early 2022.
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“From man [Messi] himself. I won’t show private messages, but he called me an ass.”
Carragher didn’t think Messi had been a great signing for Paris Saint-Germain in his first season at the club.
However, considering his 11 goals in 11 games for Inter Miami so far, he is unlikely to question the Argentine again, especially after their previous interaction.
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