Rio Ferdinand baffled by Jamie Carragher’s ‘clown’ attack as Man Utd legend fires warning to Liverpool rival

RIO FERDINAND admits being left baffled by Jamie Carragher’s “clown” attack.

But the Manchester United legend has warned he will demand an explanation from the Liverpool icon when they next meet.

Rio Ferdinand has fired back after Jamie Carragher’s ‘clown’ commentGetty

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Ferdinand and Carragher have not seen eye-to-eye this season, with the pair clashing in October after the latter was snubbed by Cristiano Ronaldo.

But Carragher ramped things up by branding Ferdinand a “clown” live on air last week.

The CBS Sport pundit hit out after his BT Sport counterpart disagreed with the decision to overturn a penalty during Inter Milan’s Champions League win over rivals AC.

Carragher said: “I just felt people were getting a little bit carried away. Rio Ferdinand, I’m happy to call him a clown.”

Ferdinand has now reacted to the blast, claiming he’s been left confused because he gets on well with Carragher behind closed doors.

The six-time Premier League winner managed to aim a cheeky dig though, claiming Carragher used to “carry his boots” while on England duty.

And he also suggested his ex-international teammate might have been upset after being snubbed from the latest Premier League Hall of Fame line-up.

But Ferdinand warned he is expecting an explanation from Carragher when the pair next link up.


Ferdinand told Vibe with Five: “A friend of the show, you know, friend of a show. It was a pen.

“If that was a Man United player in the box and his ankles got clipped, you are doing cartwheels out of the Stretford end to try and get to the ref.

“The guys in the studio agreed with me, by the way.

“He did [feel confident calling me a clown]. You know what the mad thing is, he’s a friend of the show, every time I see him it’s all love.

“I’m a loving guy, and we hug and we shake hands and have a little laugh. [Social media is] click click, yeah cool.

“But I don’t understand why he came with the hostility. There’s a hostile energy, I don’t understand it.

We’ve been in England teams together, he carried my boots and stuff like that, he’s always shown me love

Rio Ferdinand

“He’s been on our show, we see each other it’s all cool, he used to carry my boots when we were with England, stuff like that.

“The thing that might have been is that because it was the Hall of Fame week, that’s the only thing I can think.

“Because me and him are cool, we chat, sometimes text here and there. I don’t get it, I’ve only got good energy for him.

“Don’t read [out my achievements], it’s not about that. There’s no need.

“I take it as banter, however, how a man delivers it is his own thing. What I’m saying is I’m cool, but when you see me I’ll need to check that energy again.

“My man’s always messaging me, this is what I’m saying. It’s a madness to me, he always messages me.

“We’ve been in England teams together, he carried my boots and stuff like that, he’s always shown me love, he just shows me love all the time.

“I don’t know where that energy’s come from, that’s all I want him to tell me. Is it real energy or not? I need to know, when I see him I’ll ask him.”

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