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Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher react as Todd Boehly calls for PL all-star game
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Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher react as Todd Boehly calls for PL all-star game

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher have reacted to the call by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly for an all-star game.

Boehly has made extensive headlines by suggesting a North v South Premier League game to raise money for clubs lower down the pyramid.

The coverage has perhaps been helped by the recent lack of Premier League football, and it is usually during the international break when this kind of thing gets people talking.

But on CBS‘ Champions League coverage last night, the pair were asked for their views on the idea and made it clear they are against it.

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Henry and Carragher on Boehly

Henry said: “A lesson? What is that supposed to mean? Are you a teacher or something? I don’t like that. This is Europe and it does not work like that.

“(Also), the comment about Mo Salah and Kevin de Bruyne (being from the Chelsea academy). Learn your lesson and then come back and teach us something. He did that himself. Did I say that? He did.”

Carragher added: “I don’t like those ideas, but to come and speak like that when he hasn’t even proved he’s a good owner of a football club is incredibly arrogant.

“There’s nothing wrong with ideas, but I don’t think many people agree with him. I don’t, Thierry doesn’t.”

It feels a bit like Boehly’s comments have been overblown, but they do deserve criticism and they are unworkable in English football.

We know it is not a realistic idea; there is no space in the season for it and all we have heard from clubs and players in recent years is that the schedule is already too packed.

But it has got people talking and that is probably what the Chelsea chief wanted, even if he has been widely criticised for also suggesting that Salah and de Bruyne are Chelsea academy products.

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