OGC Nice have come riding in like the social media cavalry into the midst of the ongoing Twitter mithering between Mario Balotelli and Jamie Carragher.
The tit-for-tat began when Carragher quipped that Nice had “overpaid” for Balotelli when they signed him on a free transfer from Liverpool on deadline day.
Balotelli then hit back by branding the ex-Reds defender a “bad player” but a “wonderful hater”. Yep, it’s all exceedingly high-minded stuff so far.
Things then went quiet for a few days before Carragher – who, it’s worth remembering at this point, is a 38-year-old adult man – reignited the feud with yet another sarcastic comment when asked by a fan for his thoughts on Balotelli leaving for Ligue 1…
I wish him well in getting the Ballon D’Or at Nice. https://t.co/qnlwCDInTi
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 4, 2016
Naturally, Nice weren’t prepared to just sit there and listen to that kind of derogatory besmirchment, duly clawing back at Carra with a devastatingly witty plug for their online club store…
Forza @FinallyMario 🔴⚫ !
— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) September 7, 2016
Christ. It’s like Diouf vs Gerrard all over again. A heavyweight intellectual clash for the ages.