GARY NEVILLE and Jamie Carragher took aim at Boris Johnson – joking about parties ahead of Brighton’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
The pair jokingly warned both teams to treat the match as a work event despite the party-like atmosphere Friday Night Football often produces.
Neville and Carragher were of course referencing.
Neville said on: “We get these Friday Night Football matches – we were at the Brentford one last time and it was absolutely fantastic. We always seem to get a massive party.”
Carragher then took over, adding: “Let’s be straight though this is not a party tonight this is about work.
“If you speak to Graham Potter, Patrick Vieira and the 22 players on the pitch they’ve got to know the difference between work and a party.
“And if they get that wrong and think they’re in party mode they’re gonna be in big big trouble.”
The pundits’ joke references that of TV duo Ant & Dec, who similarly mocked the Prime Minister after he was accused of hosting lockdown breaking parties.
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During an episode ofbefore cracking jokes at his expense.
And after a scene showing the campmates letting their hair down Ant said: “They weren’t celebrating. They categorically weren’t having a party. They categorically deny any accusations they had a party.
“And this ‘fictional’ party definitely didn’t involve cheese and wine or a secret santa.”
“Evening Prime Minister,” said Dec – before taking a cheeky swipe, saying: “For now.”
And the pair followed on that ribbing by.
After the celebs hid the fact David Ginola did not receive his letter from home Ant said: “So they decided to cover it up.
“If we’ve learnt one thing in the last 24 hours it’s that you can’t get away with covering things up.”
Meanwhile, Neville – who has become increasingly politically active – has joined the Labour Party.
He said on the decision: “I have joined in the last few days the Labour Party. That is purely for myself, I want to support Labour.
“I do believe we need a progressive Labour Party, but one that not just looks after what would be the left side of the party, it has to come towards the centre.”
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