Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale's dad singles out two pundits as he launches passionate defence of his son | The Sun
AARON RAMSDALE'S dad has singled out two football pundits for criticism following comments they made on the Arsenal star.
Ramsdale, 25, had a sticky start to the season before being dropped from the Gunners starting XI in favour of David Raya.
Ramsdale, who was selected in Gareth Southgate's latest England squad, came in for criticism from Jamie Carragher for his "Oscar" clapping during the North London derby.
Father, Nick, launched a staunch defence of his son at the time, labelling the Sky Sports pundit "a disgrace".
Speaking on the Highbury Squad podcast with former Arsenal ace Kevin Campbell and presenter Sophie Nicolaou, Nick clarified his scathing comments further.
Asked about wanting to protect his son from "unfounded" criticism, he said: "It's the unfounded stuff you find difficult. Football is all about opinion.
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"But when people start questioning Edward or Oliver, or Caroline or me or Aaron then you have to speak up. If somebody says he's not a good goalkeeper or I don't like his attitude fair enough.
"But if you then start questioning the way he was brought up or the way he's perceived then – and I think justly – the hackles go up on the back of my neck and you have to say stuff.
"Sometimes you find it difficult. Mr Carragher was talking like my lad was a phoney but he doesn't know Aaron, he doesn't know if he's a phoney or not.
"He was on Sky judging my son and he doesn't even know him."
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