Football fan receives 68,000 messages after Jamie Carragher tweets his number

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Football fan receives 68,000 messages after Jamie Carragher tweets his number

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Scott Forsyth has received thousands of calls, texts and Whatsapp messages (Picture: Getty/North News)

A Jamie Carragher prank has gone terribly wrong.

Football fans sent Scott Forsyth abusive messages after the Liverpool FC legend tweeted out his number.

Mr Forsyth was insulted by both Reds supporters who thought he was Gary Neville and Man Utd fans who swore he was Carragher.

The confusion started when Carragher tweeted what he thought was a random mobile number on Sunday, asking his 1.35m followers to WhatsApp me a clip of Neville missing an easy chance during Manchester Uniteds legends game against Bayern Munich.

He didnt realise the number he made up actually belonged to Newcastle supporter Mr Forsyth.

Since then Mr Forsyth has received tens of thousands of calls, texts and 68,117 WhatsApp messages.

He said: When I was answering the phone, because of the volume of calls, it kept crashing.

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I spoke to somebody who asked if I knew who Jamie Carragher was. They said he had tweeted my phone number.

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Jamie Carragher has apologised for tweeting out the number (Picture: Getty)

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Scott Forsyth is not happy with Jamie Carragher (Picture: North NEws)

Mr Forsyth said Carragher rang him to apologise.

He added: Jamie Carragher phoned me. It was quite surreal.

He apologised and he did ask if my phone has been busy.

He said it should brush off in a few days.

I think he was quite shocked when he realised the volume of messages, calls and WhatsApp messages that Im actually receiving.

Mr Forsyth was disappointed with the Sky Sports presenters response despite the ex-footballer offering to replace his Huawei P20 Pro phone.

He added: I have had this number for about 12 years and I need this number for working, looking for work and keeping in touch with friends.

I respect him for contacting me however it shouldnt have taken as long as it has and maybe it could be a bit more sincere.

Im fucked! Delete that tweet for us mate.

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23)

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