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Viewers complain on what Jamie Carragher said in gaffe before being corrected

Viewers over in the United States took to complain on what Jamie Carragher said in a gaffe on TV before being corrected by Alex Scott.

The former Liverpool and England player was later accused by US media of being condescending towards American footballers after making a joke about Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.

It came during the broadcast of the La Liga giants’ Champions League clash against Dynamo Kiev, with Barcelona going on to win that 4-0 thanks to goals from Sergino Dest, Antoine Greizmann and a brace from Martin Braithwaite of all people.

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CBS Sports presenter Kate Abdo was forced to apologise live on air after Jamie Carragher swore in response to Alex Scott correcting him.

The defender-turned pundit dropped the blunder in a conversation with the ex-woman footballer during a Champions League broadcast on Tuesday night.

Scott had been discussing how young players flourish at Borussia Dortmund, however Carragher couldn’t help himself and decided to interject.

“We’re actually on American TV and you forgot [Gio] Reyna! He’s actually playing for Dortmund as well…,” Carragher said.

“But in terms of my position though, I played for the club I wanted to play for, didn’t want to move and you were the same at Arsenal weren’t you?”

At that point Scott set the record straight, explaining in reference to her stint with National Women’s Soccer League team Boston Breakers, I bet Carra didn’t think about that one: “Well I spent three years in America, went away…”

Carragher then quipped back in disbelief: “Oh f***! When did you do that?!” with Scott quickly reminding him: “We’re on American TV, Jamie!”

The conversation continued undeterred until Abdo addressed the issue a short while later.

“I’m afraid a naughty word may have just slipped out there, so we’d just like to apologise,” Abdo said.

The gaffes continued throughout the night with Carragher later upsetting US viewers with his comments on Barcelona’s American full-back Sergino Dest.

Asked about the players that Carragher likes to watch most, he replied: “You’re going on about Ronaldo and Messi but the player I want to watch every week is Dest!”

Abdo responded to his joke: “Are we just in a competition here for American affection?!”

Carragher then added: “I could get my numbers up to [Donald] Trump’s level if the US start following me!”

To which Abdo replied: “I think you were seen as condescending – I’ve not looked at Twitter, I’m just going off what I’ve been told.”

Carragher was unaware by this point that his comments had already got a negative reaction on social media when he tried to back-track.

“No, I was joking [about American players] because Micah [Richards] built up the US national team, I thought he was doing it for the viewers so I thought I’d take it a step further,” he reasoned.

Richards then appeared from off screen to say to his co-pundit: “I’ll come and save you, don’t worry!”

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