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Sky Sports suspends pundit Jamie Carragher following fan spitting incident

15 March, 2018, 03:49 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports after the spitting incident following Manchester United's victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford at the weekend.

In footage widely shown on British media, Carragher is seen winding down the window of his auto and spitting at another vehicle following Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday (March 10).

The 14-year-old daughter of the United supporter was in the passenger seat and claims to have been hit in the face by Carragher's saliva.

The dad said "a bit of banter" with the 40-year-old Sky Sports pundit turned ugly after he mentioned the 2-1 scoreline.

The former Reds captain issued an apology on Sunday night, admitting he "lost his rag" after being goaded over Liverpool's 2-1 defeat on his journey home from the game.

He described the incident as "a moment of madness" in an interview on Sky News.

"Spitting at 14-year-olds through a window?"

"I have brought shame on the name of football", Carragher said.

A Sky Sports statement said: "Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie's actions".

"That has devastated me more than anything".

"My biggest regret - there are lots at what has happened - but certainly the biggest one is for a 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of an altercation with her father".

"Whether it's about the receptionist or Jamie Carragher, we do not fire people before we've heard them", he added.

"There is no doubt what I've done is disgusting. I wish I could go back and change it, obviously that's not the case".

In a video of the incident, her father repeatedly mentioned the score and Carragher is heard to say, "Alright", before appearing to spit at the vehicle alongside his.

"I've got a daughter the same age.it's hard to find the words for the way I'd react".

Sky have confirmed that he has been suspended for his actions. "No excuses he's made a big mistake", stated Neville in a Twitter message.

Former Manchester City footballer Joey Barton called the act "absolute madness".


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