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Jamie Redknapp Tells A Cracking Story About Jamie Carragher Swiping Ray-Bans

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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On 'The Fantasy Football Club' on Sky Sports this week, Jamie Redknapp was tasked with looking back at old snapshots from his career and giving us a bit of a back story, and somehow from the infamous images of those white FA Cup Final suits from 1996, we were told a brilliant story about a teenage Jamie Carragher filling his boots on promotional Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Redknapp was complaining at how bad the pair of sunglass that he was left with looked, describing them as "mingers", and then explained how it was the fault of his colleague at Sky that he was left with them, after he helped himself to more than a few promotional pairs of the popular brand of shades.

They were Ray-Bans believe it or not.

I mean they're just terrible. And Ray Ban came down [to the Liverpool training ground] to give us lots of sunglasses, and they were on the table.

Carra was about 16 or 17 at the time, so everytime someone would start talking to the guy, get his attention, then Carra would just sweep about eight pairs off the shelf and put them in his pocket, and do a runner!

I saw Carra about four weeks later, walking around Liverpool with a really nice pair on, and I got lumped with those mingers.




They were there to be given away, so Carragher merely was taking advantage of the situation...

It's interesting as well to hear Redknapp's views on the actual cup final itself, as he clearly isn't happy with the way that game is remembered.


I've listed to so much rubbish along the way, from ex-players and all sorts, like Alex Ferguson saying when they saw us in those suits they knew they would win..

Trust me, they were useless that day. They were about as good as we were, we had more chances than them in the game, if we'd have scored I'd have that white suit on now.

Sometimes circumstances go against you, if it wasn't for that Cantona goal, which was really a mistake from our point of view and a good volley from him, would have been totally different.

Yes, if the goal that won a cup final 1-0 wasn't scored, the game would have been different.

Still, a great story from Redknapp, we'd love to hear Jamie Carragher's side of things though, surely there's a good explanation...



Maybe Redknapp was spot on after all...


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