Aaron Ramsdale's dad slams Jamie Carragher for 'disgraceful' comments about son's 'Oscar' antics on Arsenal bench | The Sun

AARON RAMSDALE'S father has hit out at Jamie Carragher following his comments about the goalkeeper's antics during the North London derby.

Arsenal drew 2-2 with bitter rivals Tottenham yesterday with David Raya starting in favour of Ramsdale.

The Spanish goalkeeper, who has been signed on an initial loan deal from Brentford with an option to buy for £27million, has now been selected for the Gunners' last three games.

Despite losing his No1 jersey to the Spaniard, Ramsdale showed support for his rival after he brilliantly denied Brennan Johnson from equalising in the first-half.

Raya flew to his right to palm the shot away with the cameras quickly cutting to Ramsdale as he applauded the save.

Sky Sports pundit Carragher said: "I thought it was like the Oscars, you know when someone loses the Oscar and they start clapping and smiling for the other person.



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"I was laughing when I saw that. He's absolutely devastated with that really."

But Ramsdale's father Nick has furiously hit back at the Liverpool legend on Twitter.

Ramsdale Sr wrote: "You are a disgrace!! Show some class!! My lad has."

And Nick was not done there in defence of his son after social media star Lawrence Bury reacted to the clip of Ramsdale clapping as he called it "embarrassing".

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A blunt Nick replied: "D***."

Ramsdale's dad is no stranger to showing his passion for Arsenal after starring in the behind-the-scenes documentary All or Nothing.

Nick has a cameo role in the show and is seen swearing and stressing throughout a match his son is playing in with emotions running high.

On the decision to choose Raya ahead of Ramsdale for yesterday's game, manager Mikel Arteta said: "It’s trying to play the way we want to play on the day.

"I made some calls and left some players on the bench."

Arteta previously opened up on the goalkeeping situation, revealing the choice to drop last season's first choice keeper left an uncomfortable feeling "in his tummy."

He continued: "It is very difficult with every player. I suffer and I care about every player who is not playing.

"But this is the competition and this is my job to make decisions in the best possible way for the team.

"In your tummy when you have players sitting out and you have to announce the line-up, it is one of the hardest things.

"Players feel valued and happy when they play. And when they don’t, it is very difficult.

"You want them to feel loved and trusted, and the way to do it is to play them.

"But everybody understands it is a team sport and it is always 11 players starting."

Raya opened up about taking Ramsdale's place, saying: "It's his [Arteta's] choice, it's not my choice.

"When Aaron comes back in he needs to fight for the team and to win games."

Asked if he gets why the Gunners' stopper rivalry has become such big news, he added: "I understand. I think it's the first time that two top goalies are in the same team.

"So that's just part of the football now. The gaffer wants two top players for every position and that's what I have to work with."

The decision to provide Ramsdale with competition has split opinion amongst fans and pundits.



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The likes of Gary Neville claimed the idea of having two good goalkeepers battling for one spot "never works" and a team needs "a clear number one and then a clear number two."

However, Roy Keane ranted at critics of Arteta's signing, claiming that competition is "part of the game."

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