JAMIE CARRAGHER has revealed the DM he received from Lionel Messi after criticising Paris Saint-Germain.
The former Liverpool defender previously hit out at the French side's failure to win the Champions League with Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Appearing on CBS Sports' coverage of the Champions League this week, Carragher was asked if Messi had ever messaged him.
"Yes," he replied. "Is it Spanish that they speak, Argentintians? I’m just going to say the word he called me, I don’t understand, a ‘burro’. What does that mean?"
Host Kate Abdo then pointed out the awkward translation as she revealed: "It means a 'donkey'."
"Donkey, thank you," responded Carragher, who later explained his exchange in greater detail on Wednesday night.
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"Well I think it came from this show actually," he recalled. "I think we were critical of Paris Saint-Germain. Probably me.
"I said Paris Saint-Germain could not win the Champions League with Messi, Mbappe and Neymar playing together. I was proven right, again.
"A couple of weeks later, I was coming home from a game at Chelsea, I got a message and I was like ‘that can’t be him, must be one of these fake accounts’.
"Then I had a look and yeah, so it came from that and he told me his opinion.
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"I had to then Google and do the translate thing because I didn’t have a clue what he’d sent to me.
"I just said ‘thanks for your opinion’, but the only trouble was the next night he was actually crowned the Ballon d’Or winner, so I replied to him saying ‘Congratulations’ and he saw the message and he didn’t reply."
Carragher had previously revealed last year how Messi had called him a donkey on Instagram in response to his criticism of the forward's PSG move.
Messi was unable to win the Champions League during his two years in Paris before joining Inter Miami in the MLS this summer.
Since arriving in the USA, the 36-year-old has scored 11 goals and added five assists in 11 appearances for his new club.
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