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Carrick says goodbye to Man Utd, Fowler’s charity act – Friday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from December 3.

FootballManchester United stars past and present heaped praise on Michael Carrick after he ended his long association with the club.

Michael Carrick was a class act as a player and he can become a great coach as well. Nothing is impossible for this guy. Personally, I’m proud to have played with him by my side as well as with him as a manager on our bench. 🙌🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/gCgxDcDQYw

— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 3, 2021

Congratulations to my good friend @carras16 on his time at @ManUtd. One of the best I’ve played with. A club legend who’s dedicated himself to the club since he first arrived. Good luck on whatever you go on to do next mate 👍🏼🔴 pic.twitter.com/USfhzY9UNf

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) December 3, 2021

That one was for you @carras16. Thanks for everything legend 🔴🤝 pic.twitter.com/RL8UsXbKHT

— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) December 3, 2021

Always a class act as a player and continued that as interim manager.Whatever you choose to do next I wish you the best @carras16 ❤️@ManUtd pic.twitter.com/H93R4DlI4r

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 2, 2021

I’ve just seen the Michael Carrick news . Feels like the right call to get out and furrow his own path. A great player and a fantastic person. Congratulations on a great Manchester United career ❤️

— Gary Neville (@GNev2) December 3, 2021

Robbie Fowler was enjoying some charity work.

Pleasure to donate presents and support @cashforkidsliv @RadioCity967 at Anfield this morning. They do amazing work for local children in our community, especially at Christmas time! 🎅🏻 pic.twitter.com/MXM5PYo5PW

— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) December 3, 2021

Chelsea turned the clock back.

Iconic. 🤩

Five years ago today… pic.twitter.com/NFX0GsAyxk

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 3, 2021

As did Liverpool.

A memorable way to celebrate your first Reds goal 🙌

Brilliant from @petercrouch #onthisday in 2005 👏 pic.twitter.com/k6kMwx9F2t

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 3, 2021

And the Champions League.

🔴 Thierry Henry’s memorable hat-trick at Roma in 2002 featured THIS free-kick 👏#FreekickFriday | @Arsenal | #UCL pic.twitter.com/J7xjPgwWt6

— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 3, 2021

Ralf Rangnick was unveiled.

Ralf in the house! 🏠✊#MUFC pic.twitter.com/gsWLRPWwMo

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 3, 2021

Happy birthday…

Not your average leader ©️

🇬🇭 Happy birthday to Ghana legend @MichaelEssien 🎂

Enjoy your day Michael! 🥳@ghanafaofficial pic.twitter.com/xJARuScVBA

— CAF (@CAF_Online) December 3, 2021

Wishing a happy birthday also to former Blue, @FrankMSinclair! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/iY9wi54Pcp

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 3, 2021

G⚽️AL OF THE DAY🎂Happy birthday, @Guaje7Villa! pic.twitter.com/bbPAYzowYb

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 3, 2021

🗓️ We doubt any day will ever compare to the one on which Christian Karembeu’s midfield dominance helped France become #WorldCup winners for the first time 🏆

🎁 We nevertheless hope @Karembeu has a memorable 51st birthday 🎉 pic.twitter.com/a6uLNpsrB9

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 3, 2021

Disability sportInternational Day of People with Disabilities was widely recognised and celebrated.

“People with disabilities have a body, & that means they are athletes. If there’s a way to create accessibility in sport, people with disabilities want to play. Everybody benefits.”

~ Alana Nichols, 5x Paralympian & @WomensSportsFdn Past President #IDPWD #IDPWD2021 pic.twitter.com/7m6odOVZXW

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) December 3, 2021

We’re redefining what it means to be a champion.It’s time to champion change.#IDPWD2021 | #ParalympicsGB pic.twitter.com/AAMAp1ILIT

— ParalympicsGB (@ParalympicsGB) December 3, 2021

“I was able to realise a dream.” ❤️

To celebrate #IDPWD, @EnglandFootball spoke to members of our Blind team about their journey from grassroots to representing @England. pic.twitter.com/65s3F4hncE

— England (@England) December 3, 2021

Tennis really is a sport for all.

Read more about the inspirational tennis stories from 4 national champions on International Day of People with Disabilities 👇

— LTA (@the_LTA) December 3, 2021

An avid Liverpool supporter realised a lifelong dream at Anfield last week as part of a fundraising campaign for a life-changing piece of equipment.

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 3, 2021

💜💙 https://t.co/qxIOQoEMEe

— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 3, 2021

This Friday is the International Day of Disabled Persons. FC Barcelona’s commitment to this group is part of its way of doing things on a day-to-day basis. Here are some examples: pic.twitter.com/jMx3VLFWiA

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 3, 2021

Today, on 3 December, International Day of Persons with Disability, the FIA is pleased to give to the @FFSportAuto International Handikart Trophy, the first FIA EmPowering Disabled Motor Sport Award. Full story ⬇️#IDPD #PurposeDrivenhttps://t.co/wccAN7PX9z

— FIA (@fia) December 3, 2021

43% of disabled people or those born with a long-term health condition are twice as likely to be physically inactive. Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and we’re pleased to collaborate with various partners to help more disabled people get active.#IDPWD2021

— Sport England (@Sport_England) December 3, 2021

🎄 In the lead up to Christmas we will be highlighting some of the amazing work #EFL Clubs do to support their local communities. ❤️

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we take a look at @STFC_ITC’s Disability Sport Programmes.👏#EFLintheCommunity | @shrewsweb

— EFL (@EFL) December 3, 2021

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, here’s a #FlashbackFriday to when @GCP01 gave one fan an experience they’ll never forget 💙

Hockey really is a sport for all 🙏 pic.twitter.com/a4UnyW9GBn

— Great Britain Hockey (@GBHockey) December 3, 2021

“I’ve loved it since I can remember” ⚽️

We spoke to members of the @England Cerebral Palsy team, to find out more about their journey and love of football. #TakeYourChance #IDPWD2021 pic.twitter.com/RI6tKhQzJr

— England Football (@EnglandFootball) December 3, 2021

Throwing it back to THAT selfie in the velodrome from the #Toyko2020 Paralympic Games 🤩🤳

The incredible. The limitless. The Great Britain Cycling Team. 🇬🇧#IDPWD2021 | #GBCT pic.twitter.com/7SxXAJ7nMJ

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) December 3, 2021

🇬🇧 We loved cheering on @ParalympicsGB this summer.

⚽️ But the games are about more than just sport.

Disability sport can be a catalyst for change.#IDPWD pic.twitter.com/f01ymWSVQ2

— Scope (@scope) December 3, 2021

Formula OneGeorge Williams had a helmet made in tribute to Sir Frank Williams.

💙 pic.twitter.com/pgEweqkVHI

— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) December 3, 2021

Respect from Haas.

Remembering a Formula 1 icon this weekend 🙏#HaasF1 #SaudiArabianGP pic.twitter.com/9XCul107fn

— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) December 3, 2021

Photo of the day.

𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿 on the Jeddah Corniche 🌅 pic.twitter.com/ukisOFCDc3

— Red Bull Racing Honda (@redbullracing) December 3, 2021

A close second.

Ready for another? FP2 is coming your way in just 30 minutes ⏰#SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 #F1 pic.twitter.com/dgaAvagjqJ

— Formula 1 (@F1) December 3, 2021

Lewis Hamilton was rocking his rainbow helmet.

Jumping straight into FP1. 👊 Can’t wait for those W12 night shots! pic.twitter.com/M1QCRVAJXk

— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) December 3, 2021

Max Verstappen was ready for battle.

Up for the challenge. Ready to roll 🚀 #SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 pic.twitter.com/Kt4awwGzHm

— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) December 3, 2021

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