Jamie Carragher and Didi Hamann slam Lord Sugar for insensitive Gerard Houllier tweet

Jamie Carragher has entered into a public spat with Lord Alan Sugar following the death former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 11:57 am
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Sky Pundit Jamie Carragher is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Leeds United at Goodison Park on November 28, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)

News of Houllier’s death was first reported on Monday morning, with the Frenchman having recently undergone heart surgery.

Houllier was introduced as joint Liverpool manager alongside Roy Evans in 1998 but soon took sole charge.

In 2001 he led the club to an FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup treble.

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Tributes have poured in on social media for the former PSG manager including a response from star Lord Alan Sugar.

"Sad news on Gérard Houlier,” the Apprentice star tweeted.” Nice fellow. I can imagine that @piersmorgan will devote half @gmb show telling every one how he knew him so well and go back ages.”

The message prompted a strong response from Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Didi Hamman, alongside BBC presenter Dan Walker.

Walker, a host on the BBC’s Football Focus, said: “There is a time and a place Lord Sugar. May I humbly suggest that this is neither the time nor the place.”

Reds and Germany legend Didi Hamann said: “You obviously didn’t know him otherwise you’d pay him the respect he deserved. One of the few gentleman in the football world, which can’t be said of yourself.”

Liverpool hero and Sky Sports pundit Carragher added: “Delete this you [sear word] idiot.”

The 42-year-old previously posted: “Absolutely devastated by the news about Gerard Houllier, I was in touch with him only last month to arrange him coming to Liverpool. Loved that man to bits, he changed me as a person & as a player & got @LFC back winning trophies. RIP Boss.”