Richarlison deleted apology to Thiago after horror tackle in Merseyside Derby

Richarlison has revealed that Thiago Alcantara ignored his apology following a robust challenge he inflicted in the Merseyside Derby.

The Brazilian has a history of fiery moments against Liverpool, getting into a heated argument with Virgil van Dijk during the 2019/2020 season.

When asked about that ‘fight’ by journalist Thiago Asmar in a video call with Julio Cesar, David Neres and David Luiz recently, Richarlison explained that he does not see himself calming down in future derby games.

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Richarlison and Van Dijk trading verbal blows in last season’s Merseyside Derby | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

“What fight? It was at the time of the game that we argued,” he said (via Sports Witness).

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“There was a little fight there, which we… here it’s a classic match. It’s the Liverpool derby. We wanted to win, they wanted it too. So we ended up in a little fight there. Just like in every game, I have with one of their players.”

During Everton’s 2-0 victory at Anfield in February, Richarlison stayed true to his word, hitting Thiago with a particularly strong tackle. On this occasion though he felt some remorse, shooting the midfielder an apology on Instagram – which he ignored.

“The last game I made that challenge on Thiago and got sent off. My goodness. Then I went on Instagram to apologise and such. He only saw it. I said ‘I’m going to delete this message too, since he doesn’t want to reply,” he said.

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“Then I went there and deleted it. He didn’t answer, no. Then there was the derby now, at their home, he didn’t look at my face, I didn’t look at him, either. The game goes on. He ignored the pigeon.”

That is not a typo by the way. Richarlison did indeed just refer to himself as a pigeon. One normal day of Barclays news, that’s all we ask.

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