Chelsea owner Todd Boehly slammed as ‘incredibly arrogant’ by Jamie Carragher for trying to introduce All-Star game

CHELSEA owner Todd Boehly has been blasted as “incredibly arrogant” by Jamie Carragher for suggesting that the Premier League should introduce an All-Star game.

The 48-year-old also said that he hopes the Prem “takes a little bit of a lesson from American sports.”


Todd Boehly spoke at the SALT conference in New YorkCredit: Reuters
Jamie Carragher was not impressed with Boehly's plans


Jamie Carragher was not impressed with Boehly’s plans

Boehly’s idea has been heavily criticised – with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slamming the suggestion.

The potential All-Star game hasn’t been any more popular with pundits Carragher, Thierry Henry and Micah Richards when discussed on CBS Sports last night.

Asked about Boehly’s ideas, Henry said: “I don’t like them.

“Because this is Europe and it doesn’t work like that. A team goes up and down. All-Star game for what? No.”

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Carragher said: “I’ll be honest with you, when I look at that statement, I think it’s incredibly arrogant to speak about a league you don’t know.

“I’m not as strong as Thierry, I don’t think we should ever discount ideas, of course we shouldn’t.

“The Premier League is an international league with owners, managers, players and that’s what makes it the best”.

Henry then asked Carra: “Would you have liked an All-Star game?”


To which the Liverpool legend replied: “No. I don’t particularly like those ideas.

“But I think to come and speak like that, when he’s not even proved he can run a Premier League club well yet – I mean he’s sacked a manager after three games having spent £250million.

“Straight away you’re thinking ‘that’s not right’, so he’s not made a great start.

“To speak like that when you’ve been somewhere for, I don’t know, six weeks and talk about ‘we’re going to bring what we do in other American sports’.

Incredibly arrogant to speak like that

Jamie Carragher

“I just think how the American public would feel if an English Premier League football owner then went to the NFL and said ‘we do this in the Premier League’.

“Incredibly arrogant to speak like that. And maybe if he’s coming up with ideas to improve the league, listen, there’s nothing wrong with ideas.

“But I don’t think many people agree with them. I don’t, Thierry doesn’t – some people may differ from that.

“But to speak like that when you’ve been in the country for such a short space of time and he hasn’t even proven himself as a good owner of Chelsea yet…”

In another own goal this week Boehly, 48, wrongly named Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah as examples of players that have come through Chelsea’s esteemed academy.

Henry added: “The comment about De Bruyne and Mo Salah… just learn your own lessons and then come back and teach us something.”

Micah Richards then asked: “The All-Star game, when would it be?

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“There’s enough games as it is already, so…”

He then added: “Over here, you look at the amount of games that players are playing already…”

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