Jamie Carragher says he’s sorry for "emotional" rant about Chelsea on MNF

Jamie Carragher has apologised to Chelsea fans after an 'emotional' rant about the Blues' academy after suggesting other teams should poach their players.

Carragher fumed that Chelsea's academy had taken the best players across the country, and teams should poach them back. Carragher said: "It’s not because they’ve got the best coaches or the best academy, but because they’ve gone and taken the best players from every club within the country and relocated the family and given the dad a scouting job."

However, one Chelsea fan hit back at the Liverpool legend on Twitter by showing him a thread of about the Blues' academy structure. And Carragher replied to the tweet: "Apologies I got a little emotional".

Carragher also hit out at Chelsea fans for being hypocritical during the rant: "It's fair to say I had a few heated discussions at Stamford Bridge yesterday [Sunday].

"And the Chelsea supporters, the same as any set of supporters, are very passionate about their club, and at this moment, feel like the world is attacking them, and they're defending their club.

"I wouldn't change my opinion on it, and the reason why I think it's a little bit hypocritical of Chelsea supporters is because, if teams, whether that's United thinking they can get their manager, or people thinking they can get Chelsea players, they're going to take advantage of the situation.

"Chelsea have been doing that for 20 years."

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Carragher had also previously suggested that Manchester United should look at Thomas Tuchel over the summer to succeed Ralf Rangnick.

The Red Devils are looking for a new manager over the summer with Rangnick only being appointed on an interim basis. And Tuchel has now emerged as a potential option.

Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government last week. And the announcement has plunged the future of the club into uncertainty.

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