Jamie Carragher calls out Gary Lineker over Lionel Messi Champions League record 'error'
Especially in a summer where Messi has also made a major summer move, leaving Barcelona for nothing to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The debate over who is better will rage on for years to come but Carragher was firmly in Messi's camp whereas Neville stuck close to his pal Ronaldo.
A graphic was brought up of both players' stats, including their trophy hauls and goals scored - but the numbers shown were wrong.
On Messi's side, his Copa America victory was not counted on international trophies - which read 0.
The Argentine has actually got four Champions League medals - not three - though there is a debate over whether that should be counted after not appearing in the latter stages of the competition in 2006.
The mistake was spotted on Twitter by many accusing Sky Sports of showing bias towards Ronaldo, while Lineker also got involved.
He sarcastically remarked: “To be fair, it’s such a long time since Messi led Argentina to victory in Copa America, they’re entitled to forget it.”
One user replied: “Ridiculous isn't it - and one of the international trophies they've included for Ronaldo is the Freakin' Nations League. Yet couldn't include the Copa America. Nobody mentioned it either.”
That prompted Lineker to say: “Also 4 Champions Leagues not 3.”
That was when Carragher waded in with a catty reply, saying: “We made a mistake on a graphic over Messi’s international honours.
“It happens a lot on MOTD. Check Messi’s record in 2006 in the CL, he didn’t play 1 min after 1st KO round, so we counted it as 3.
“We don’t have autocue on MNF so I’m sure you’d also make a mistake now & again.”
Lineker hit back: “Yes, we do, and when they happen, they’re quite rightly pointed out.”
Carragher came back with venom, though, replying: “Not by anyone on MNF, as we realise it’s not easy.
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“I know you spend the majority of your time on twitter but just look after MOTD & we’ll do the same on MNF. If you ever want to come on with no autocue you’re welcome.”
Lineker wasted no time replying, retorting: “You seem to be picking fights with everybody these days. I hope you’re alright, Jamie.”
Seemingly dousing the flames, Carragher said: “I’m fine Gary, just sticking up for our stats guy. Appreciate your concern.”
And ending the spat, Lineker replied: “Good man.”