The more I see it, the more premeditated and disgraceful it looks. I know Carragher is a carthorse these days but not even he is that slow and clumsy surely. There is NO attempt to play the ball and plenty of leg breaking intent from what I can see.
West Ham fans have been having a pop at Shawcross for the foul on Parker, but I believe the lad was just fractionally late with that one. It happens.
The Rafael challenge looked bad but he had been raked from behind and never made contact anyway. The Micah Richards challenge against Wigan was bad and deserved red, but at least he was going for the ball, albeit recklessly.
Watch that Carragher challenge again, however. His eyes light up at the prospect of doing Nani and the studs look to me as if they are aimed at the shin. What's worse is the way the foot turns on impact and rakes downwards in what looks like a malicious attempt to injure. Carragher may claim otherwise but this is the yob who boasts in his biography that he considered getting his mates to do over Lucas Neill when the Aussie was spotted in a shopping centre.
There is no place in the game for that type of tackle. Never mind a Rooney elbow, that isn't going to end a career. Carragher's challenge made me wince and the FA should hit him where in hurts in return. Ban the bastard for a stretch!