Alan Stubbs MUTES TV during Merseyside derby because of Liverpool bias
‘Liverpool class my a**e’: Ex-Everton captain Alan Stubbs claims he had to MUTE Sky’s Merseyside derby coverage ‘because it’s so biased’ with Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness acting as pundits
- Everton lost 2-0 at bitter rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday
- Sky Sports’ coverage had Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on co-commentary
- Carragher accused Everton star Richarlison of play-acting, to Alan Stubbs’ anger
Alan Stubbs has hit out at Sky Sports’ coverage of Sunday’s Merseyside derby, with the ex-Everton defender revealing he had to turn off the commentary due to their ‘bias’ towards Liverpool.
Everton dropped into the relegation zone after a 2-0 defeat at Anfield was compounded by Burnley’s 1-0 Premier League win over Wolves earlier in the day.
Liverpool’s win, courtesy of second-half goals from Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi, was shrouded in controversy with Everton aggrieved at not winning penalty for Joel Matip’s collision with Anthony Gordon and Sadio Mane not being sent off for appearing to make contact with Mason Holgate’s eye.
Ex-Everton captain Alan Stubbs has blasted Sky Sports for their Liverpool ‘bias’ on Sunday
And it wasn’t just those incidents which angered Stubbs – who was incensed by Sky Sports’ team for the match.
‘Will have to turn this commentary off I think @Everton because it’s so biased!!’ the ex-Toffees captain tweeted.
‘Richarlison clearly goes over on his ankle and is accused of cheating!! Liverpool class my a**e.’
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was on co-commentary with fellow Anfield great Graeme Souness among those as a pundit.
And Stubbs’ gripe with Sky reached boiling point in the build-up to Mane’s spat with Holgate after Richarlison went down hurt.
Everton forward Richarlison was accused by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher of play-acting
Carragher said on co-commentary: ‘Honestly, get up. Get up, carry on,’ despite the ankle injury
Everton were unhappy that Liverpool refused to kick the ball out when Richarlison went down with an injury, leading to Abdoulaye Doucoure tripping Fabinho and picking up a booking as his frustration got the better of him.
However, Carragher felt Richarlison went down far too easily despite appearing to roll his right ankle nastily.
‘Honestly, get up. Get up, carry on,’ Carragher said of Richarlison.
‘If Doucoure gets a yellow card because his teammate goes down. Stupid from Doucoure trying to stop the game but Richarlison… there’s nothing wrong with him.’
Sadio Mane and Mason Holgate came together in a scuffle just before half time at Anfield
Mane was shown a yellow card for his actions after he put his finger in Holgate’s face
Anthony Gordon (left) went down under a challenge from Joel Matip but didn’t win a penalty
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