Close to tears Carroll aims F-word parting shot at Kenny
Published 22:30 01/04/12 By Simon Bird
Andy Carroll let rip with a volley of abuse at boss Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool went into meltdown.
The £35million striker’s foul-mouthed tirade came as he was subbed 11 minutes from the end of another embarrassing defeat.
Carroll, who had earlier been booked for diving and was mocked by Toon fans throughout, made no attempt to hide his feelings before marching down the tunnel. To add to Liverpool’s misery, Pepe Reina was sent off for violent conduct, dipping his head into James Perch, and departed the pitch offering the Newcastle defender a fight.
Carroll stormed off the pitch red-faced and close to tears, growling: “F****** joke this, f****** shit, f*** off,” towards the dug out.
He is suspended for the next three games including the FA Cup semi final with Everton. Carroll, who was booked for diving in the penalty area, also clashed with Pardew on the touchline, telling his former boss: “It wasn’t a dive you f****** c***.”
Dalglish said: “It ended up with a lot of frustration and disappointment and I think the frustration and disappointment was a result of the actions that Pepe took.
“He got a deserved red card. And then Andy came off and went up the tunnel. He was frustrated with the way the game had gone. Not just for himself but for the team. We have not got a problem with people showing disappointment or frustration. But we need to channel it better than we have done.”
Asked if Reina had apologised in the dressing room, Dalglish added: “There was a bit of remorse there, yes.”
On Carroll’s dive, Dalglish added: “It wasn’t a penalty kick. I also thought Andy was losing his balance anyway.”