Liverpool legend criticises Arsenal over post-match selfies
Jamie Carragher questions the growing Premier League trend of posting selfies on social media after victories
Jamie Carragher has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal over the growing trend of posting celebratory selfies on social media after games.
With more and more Premier League stars becoming active on photo-sharing websites and apps such as Twitter and Instagram, it is now normal to see a flurry of post-match photos uploaded by players after the final whistle.
Some of Arsenal’s players, including the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, are usually quick to take to social media after games to post their reactions.
But former Liverpool defender Carragher, who accepted that the trend extends into most Premier League clubs, has labelled it as “nonsense”.
“Of course you have celebrations at the end of a game, but one thing that’s winding me up full stop in football is this nonsense – team pictures on social media after games in dressing rooms,” Carragher said in his role as a pundit on Sky Sports.
“Normally you have those pictures with a cup. It’s not just Arsenal, plenty of teams do it. It’s absolute nonsense. Stop doing it.”
Sanchez was one of the Arsenal players to take to Twitter after Sunday’s win over Manchester City to post a selfie with Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mathieu Flamini.
Before that, Ramsey had used Instagram to upload a picture of himself with Olivier Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Per Mertesacker in the Etihad Stadium dressing room.
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