THE man inundated with calls and messages after Jamie Carragher tweeted his number has said an apology from the former footballer was 'insincere.'

Scott Forsyth (37), of Wylam, received more than 50,000 WhatsApp messages and hundreds of calls after ex-Liverpool and England defender Carragher asked his Twitter followers to send video footage of a missed chance from fellow Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville during a charity match.

The former pro thought the number he was putting on his social media account was a made-up one, but it actually belonged to Mr Forsyth whose phone has not stopped since the post.

It emerged on Wednesday evening that Carragher had now apologised to the Tynedale man and offered him a new phone and number.

However, Mr Forsyth was not impressed with the well-known TV personality's apology and labelled it insincere and as if Carragher felt it was not a big deal. Mr Forsyth also declined the offer of a new phone and number as he had kept the same number for 12 years.