Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher thinks Ramiro Funes Mori's reaction to being sent off in the Merseyside derby was "embarrassing". The Everton defender patted his club's crest in the midst of their 4-0 hammering at Anfield after receiving a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Liverpool's Divock Origi.
Mori's dismissal leaves Everton short of defenders for their all-important FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at the weekend, with Phil Jagielka and John Stones both injured. Carragher subsequently described Mori's apparent pledge of loyalty to the Toffees as "nonsense".
"He has let himself down with the challenge," Carragher told Sky Sports of the Everton defender. "It happens in football. I've made bad challenges and other players have made bad challenges, but going off the pitch he was kissing his badge to the Everton fans.
"I was made up he went off in some ways because it helped Liverpool get more goals, but why was he kissing the badge? Number one, he has only been here for two minutes and number two, why is he playing to the crowd because he has injured a Liverpool player? Are they going to be happy with that?"
Carragher claimed the Argentine has left Everton in the lurch ahead of the cup semi-final on Saturday (23 April). "They were getting battered in the game and he's now going to miss the biggest game of the season when they've got Jagielka out," he explained.
Meanwhile, Carragher also insisted Everton fans will not be fooled into sympathising with Mori because of his reaction to the sending off. "It's embarrassing," the ex-Liverpool defender said. "What is he doing? Everton fans won't fall for that nonsense. It was the only challenge anyone put in by the way, but it was a bad one."