Conservative minister: I should have said Jamie Carragher
Mar 27 2009 Liverpool Echo
THE Tory ‘shadow minister for Liverpool’ has admitted he blundered when he picked out Manchester United skipper Gary Neville as a “good role model”.
Chris Grayling backtracked and admitted he should have said Jamie Carragher after Liverpool fans reacted with fury to his suggestion that youngsters without a father-figure should look to the example of the Old Trafford favourite.
Scores of Reds’ supporters posted angry messages on the Anfield club’s official website within hours of the ECHO revealing comments by Chris Grayling, the Shadow Home Secretary.
Some fans asked: “Why is he allowed to get involved in matters concerning Liverpool?” - noting Mr Grayling’s constituency is in Surrey.