It’s Quizmas! Pundits Test Their Festive Footy Knowledge

Prostate Cancer UK team up with star pundits as Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and Paul Merson take on festive Christmas quiz     



Their playing days may be long behind them, but the competitive juices were still flowing for four former England football stars as they took on ‘The Sky Sports Quizmas Cracker’ supported by Prostate Cancer UK


As part of the leading men’s health charity’s work with Sky Sports across 2021, pundits Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and Paul Merson took on a fun, frenetic – and at times fiendishly difficult – festive quiz.


Hosted by Sky Sports’ Adam Smith, the team of Richards and Merson took on Carragher and Carney in an entertaining 20-minute Christmas-themed contest full of stats, gags and goals 



From which country the 4-3-2-1 Christmas tree formation stemmed from to the goalscoring exploits of Roque Santa Cruz, as well as some punditry blunders and mesmerising mashups, there was plenty to keep the teams on their toes.


The quartet then convened for a chat afterwards, conversing about the dangers of the most common cancer in men.


Prostate cancer affects one in eight men and former Manchester City defender Richards was stunned by the heightened risk of prostate cancer in black men’


“You don’t want to go to the doctors and hear bad news, but we need to,” he said.


“If you catch it at source, it can help you. The statistic that one in four black men get diagnosed with prostate cancer is really shocking for me personally, and for everyone.


“It’s not something I previously knew, but it’s highlighted to me just how important it is to support Prostate Cancer UK and its campaign to raise money to fund vital research to find out why some men are more at risk than others.”


Carragher added: “I chatted to Jeff Stelling in Liverpool when Jeff’s March for Men visited Anfield as they did again this year to honour the great Ray Clemence, an England and Reds legend, a man taken too soon by prostate cancer.


“So many people care about Prostate Cancer UK and want to do something positive to help. The stats on prostate cancer are truly shocking, and I’m really happy to lend my support to help make a difference.”


Carney added: “I’ll certainly be speaking to the men in my family and those close to me to make sure that when if they are in the at-risk category (men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer) they know to speak to their doctor.”


Angela Culhane Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “We are delighted to be working with some household names from Sky Sports; men and women who have been at the top of their game on the football pitch and are now shining off it as pundits.


“Their competitive juices are still flowing, though, and that adds up to a fun, upbeat and lively campaign, but also one that continues the conversation about the dangers of prostate cancer.”





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