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Man Got 50,000 WhatsApps When Jamie Carragher Posted His Number On Twitter

Man Got 50,000 WhatsApps When Jamie Carragher Posted His Number On Twitter

If you follow Jamie Carragher on Twitter, it's likely you'll have seen him apparently post his number out on Sunday night in an attempt to prank his mate Gary Neville.

You see, the perfect opportunity presented itself for the former Liverpool defender to rip into Neville after he played in the Treble Reunion match.

The former Manchester United right-back had a chance to score in the game, but his effort went wide, leading to Paddy Power tweeting out odds of Carragher posting the video.

Good work, Paddy Power. Credit: Twitter
Good work, Paddy Power. Credit: Twitter
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When Carragher revealed he wasn't in the country, he posted a phone number to get one of his 1.35million followers to send him the video.

The former Liverpool player, who by his own admission was 'fucked', thought he was playing a prank - but the number wasn't Carragher's and nor, as many thought at the time, was it Neville's.

It looks like it was actually a 'random' number that, in his condition, Carragher had made up as a joke.

And this is why we love him. Credit: Twitter/Jamie Carragher
And this is why we love him. Credit: Twitter/Jamie Carragher
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The number actually belonged to Scott Forsyth, from Northumberland, who then, as you can imagine, received a fair amount of contact from people who thought he was one of the two footballers.

Speaking to BBC News, Scott explained the incident, saying: "I was driving home on Sunday and my phone, which is connected to the car, was constantly ringing.

"Every time I was answering other calls were coming through. There were three to four calls coming through at once.

"I thought it was a virus so I just kept disregarding it and turned the radio off.

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"I managed to actually speak to somebody and they told me that I needed to get home and check Twitter. They said my number had been posted online.

"I laughed it off but they said 'no seriously, Jamie Carragher has got 1.3 million followers and he's tweeted your phone number out saying it's his'.

"So I got home and, in a blind panic, I asked my partner if she would check Jamie Carragher's Twitter to see if it was true.

"Then I switched my laptop on and sure enough there it was - my number."

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The pair are pals really. Credit: PA
The pair are pals really. Credit: PA

Carragher has since deleted the offending tweet - but it seems Scott is still inundated with calls, texts and insults from both sets of fans.

He continued: "A lot of Man United fans have thought it was Carragher so they haven't been too nice.

"A lot of Liverpool fans thought it was Gary Neville's number and again they haven't been too nice."

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Although it's been annoying for Scott, who is waiting for calls off potential employers, he has seen the funny side.

He added: "It's given my friends something to talk about as well."

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Topics: uk news, Funny

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]