Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher appeared to brutally troll the Conservative Party and Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a subtle ‘party’ joke live on Sky Sports.
Neville and Carragher are part of Friday Night Football tonight and spoke ahead of Brighton v Crystal Palace.
The duo couldn’t resist a sneaky dig at Johnson, joking that players need to know the difference between work and a party.
“It’s a particular rivalry, but to be fair, those Friday night football games at Brentford last time out were fantastic…we always seem to be celebrating,” Neville said before raising his eyebrows.
Carragher then takes over with: “Let’s be clear, it’s NOT a party tonight, it’s about work. If you talk to Graham Potter, Patrick Vieira, the 22 players on the pitch, they must know the difference between work and a party.
“If they mess up and think they’re in party mode, they’re going to be in big, big trouble.”
The men and presenter David Jones managed to keep a straight face throughout the exchange.
More than 100 people were invited to a party at 10 Downing Street during Britain’s first lockdown in May 2020 and the scandal rocked the whole country.
Johnson admits to being there, but claims he didn’t know he was attending a party and instead thought it was a work event.
Fans picked up on Neville and Carragher’s teasing and reacted on social media.
One commented: ‘Just waiting for Neville’s evening premier to finish!’
Another said: “How did they both keep a straight face?”
While a third wrote: “Superb. These two are amazing.”
Neville has expressed his distrust of the current government and it was confirmed earlier on Friday that he has joined the Labor Party.
The former Manchester United defender hasn’t ruled out a foray into politics in the future.
Back on the pitch, Brighton’s victory will see them move up to eighth place.
Palace, meanwhile, will extend their gap above the relegation zone to 15 points.