Jamie Carragher’s “oh f***” comment upsets US TV viewers after Alex Scott corrects him
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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.
Former Liverpool defender-turned pundit Carragher dropped the gaffe in a conversation with ex-women's player Scott during a Champions League broadcast on Tuesday.
Scott had been discussing how young players flourish at Borussia Dortmund, when Carragher interjected.
"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?"
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At that point Scott set the record straight, explaining in reference to her stint with National Women's Soccer League team Boston Breakers: "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.
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That wasn't the end of Carragher's difficult evening on screen though, as he later upset U.S 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 said: "I could get my numbers up to [Donald] Trump's level if the US start following me!"
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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."
Unbeknownst to Carragher, his comments had already stirred some negative reactions on Twitter 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 comically appeared from off screen to say to his co-pundit: "I'll come and save you, don't worry!"