RICHARLISON launched a verbal attack on Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher after Everton avoided relegation on Thursday.
A comeback 3-2 win over Crystal Palace confirmed Everton’s place in the Premier League for next season and sparked mass celebrations as well as a pitch invasion.
Richarlison celebrates scoring Everton’s equaliser against Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty
There were jubilant scenes inside the Everton dressing room after securing safetyCredit: Getty
Richarlison shared this 3am pic pretending to smokeCredit: Twitter @richarlison97
But it was not only supporters who got carried away with the result with Richarlison acting strangely online.
In a bizarre series of tweets in the early hours of Friday morning he threw shade at Carragher before pretending to smoke.
The Brazilian wrote: “Carragher wash your mouth before you talk about me and Everton and I don’t respect you 💩.”
Fellow Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville enjoyed the dig, tweeting at Richarlison: “Know how you feel mate.”
Carragher reacted graciously, saying: “I actually quite like this, if Twitter was about when I was a player I’m sure I would’ve called pundits out quite a lot!!”
Later Richarlison shared a photo wearing a Peaky Blinders hat with a fake cigarette in his mouth.
He captioned the pic: “Cold and calculating.”
Richarlison’s warning to Carragher seemed to come out of the blue but the Everton star is perhaps unhappy at being called out by the pundit last month.
In the Merseyside derby Carragher criticised the forward for going to ground too easily.
He said: “Honestly, get up, every week I watch him play like that! Get up, carry on.”
“He’s been down three times already, [there’s] nothing wrong with him.”
Replays of the incident in question show Richarlison did actually roll his ankle and was likely in serious pain at the time.
And it seems the 25-year-old has not forgiven Carragher, who has been a vocal critic of Everton throughout the season.
Richarlison scored in the comeback against Palace, which has been marred somewhat by the unsavoury actions of a few supporters invading the pitch.
One supporter goaded Eagles boss Patrick Vieira, calling him a “muppet” and gesturing obscenely right in front of his face.
Vieira kicked the fan to the ground in response but has received support from many for doing so, including Piers Morgan.
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