Jamie Carragher ruthlessly calls out Kate Abdo's devastated reaction

Jamie Carragher ruthlessly teases CBS presenter Kate Abdo for devastated reaction to Manchester United’s Europa League shootout defeat by Villarreal, leaving Micah Richards in fits of laughter… telling host: ‘I’m sure you have to be IMPARTIAL!’

  • Jamie Carragher jokingly questioned Kate Abdo’s impartiality as a presenter
  • Abdo is a Manchester United fan and her reaction to final defeat was caught
  • Presenter was seen devastated after David De Gea missed the crucial penalty
  • Carragher and Micah Richards had little sympathy as they celebrated result 

Jamie Carragher jokingly questioned Kate Abdo’s impartiality after the presenter’s heartbroken reaction to Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat was caught on camera.

Abdo was born in Manchester and supports United, and had to watch on nervously as 21 consecutive penalties were scored in the shootout to force David de Gea to step up to the spot.   

Carragher, who is a pundit on the CBS Sports show, provided his own commentary on Abdo’s reaction as the United goalkeeper missed the crucial penalty.

Jamie Carragher called out Kate Abdo’s reaction Manchester United’s penalty shootout defeat

The presenter was seen watching on nervously as David de Gea stepped up to the spot

Abdo couldn’t hide her disappointment as the team she supports fell to an agonising defeat

‘When you’re the presenter of a show, I’m sure you have to be impartial,’ Carragher joked.

‘Show no emotion, whether that’s in victory or defeat. And there was something that we saw…’

The video then showed Abdo’s devastated reaction as United lost the shootout, throwing her head into her hands as De Gea saw his tame effort saved.

Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher could be heard laughing hysterically and celebrating as United lost in cruel fashion, with the pair teasing the presenter and suggesting she was crying at the result.

Carragher and Micah Richards were in hysterics as they watched Abdo’s pained reaction

‘No I wasn’t crying, let’s not go overboard,’ Abdo responded.

Richards, the former Manchester City man, was somewhat less disappointed at the result, and gleefully shouted, ‘David de Gea, from hero to zero!’ 

The Spanish goalkeeper was once again picked to start in the Europa League, having also done so in both legs of the quarter final and semi final for United.

However, some suggested Dean Henderson should have been brought on at the end of extra-time as he is the better choice between the sticks for a penalty shootout. 

Not including shootouts, Henderson has saved seven of his last 15 penalties faced, while De Gea has conceded all of his last 16.

Ole Gunnar Solskajer stuck with the Spaniard and while it was De Gea who brought an end to the shootout, few would have expected the 30-year-old’s ability taking a penalty to have been the deciding factor in the final. 

De Gea couldn’t save any of Villarreal’s 11 penalties before seeing his own tame effort saved

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