Jamie Carragher has taken a tongue-in-cheek dig at Leicester City defender Danny Simpson in a move that could reignite a social media argument started back in March.
The former Liverpool star, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, had criticised Simpson and other Leicester players for failing their sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, who led them to the league title last season.
Simpson responded by criticising Carragher, a boyhood Evertonian, for being filmed training in an Everton kit.
Nearly three months on, Carragher has tweeted a picture of himself smiling, holding a big snake, with the caption: “Finally get my hands on Danny Simpson.”
Carragher also tagged Simpson in the post, meaning the Leicester player will have been notified of the Carragher’s wise-crack.
Back in February, Carragher said that Leicester’s players should “hang their heads in shame” after beating Liverpool 3-1 – their first win of 2017.
“I’ve been watching football for a very, very long time and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game of football where two teams should come off the pitch and hold their heads in shame,” he said on Monday Night Football.
“Liverpool for how bad they were and Leicester for how good they were on the back of how poor they’ve been just through effort and commitment.
Leicester defeated Liverpool 3-1 at home in February, but Carragher was not pleased with how easily the team were able to turn on their good form Credit: Michael Regan/Getty
“In some ways it may even reinforce that they haven’t done enough for Claudio Ranieri.”
Simpson then made fun of Carragher for never having won the Premier League, with the one-club Liverpool legend then suggesting Simpson might be one of those “joke” players at Manchester United, where Simpson played as a youngster, who picked up winner’s medals while making hardly any appearances.
Simpson appeared to have the last word, posting a photo of himself and former Man Utd player Danny Drinkwater in Leicester colours, holding the Premier League trophy they won in 2016.
It remains to be seen if Simpson now rises to the bait of Carragher’s renewed ‘hostility’.