Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher got one issue off his chest last night – the growing phenomenon of team pictures in changing rooms and selfies.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, the former Liverpool defender says that the social media craze is getting to ridiculous levels as highlighted by Arsenal following Sunday's victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The Gunners claimed an unexpected three points following a dismal away record against the leading lights in the league and the players were naturally in jubilant form post-match.
Alexis Sanchez posted the now almost customary team selfie and while Carragher admits that the Gunners are far from the only guilty parties, such pictures should only occur when silverware is collected.
Feliz por la victoria y por mis compañeros Happy for the win and for my team mates pic.twitter.com/CnK1prUPHs— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) January 18, 2015
“It’s something that is winding me up in football," he vented. This nonsense of team pictures and social media after games in the dressing room. You normally have this stuff with a cup.
“You see this everywhere, it’s not just Arsenal. It’s absolute nonsense, stop doing it.
“It’s like the type of picture you put on your mantle piece in 10 years time. Your son comes in, ‘Oh what’s that? We won away at Man City’.”
The pundit says that such celebrations do little for a club of Arsenal's stature.
"Everybody seems pleased that Arsenal got that result, but we are talking about a giant of a football club going to another giant. We're not talking about a lower league team going to City and winning."
Carragher did show his Scouse sense of humour with a Monday Night Football selfie after last night's broadcast.
This is for the MNF fans - we couldn't have done it without you. One for the mantle piece!! pic.twitter.com/ge8U9E4dCK— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 19, 2015
Let’s be clear: Thierry Henry did not warrant the build-up. Elvis Presley’s comeback from his day job in the Farnborough branch of Asda to grace the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury wouldn’t have warranted the build-up.