Sky suspends former Liverpool player Carragher for spitting

Jose Verdugo
Marcha 13, 2018

The incident happened on Saturday after Carragher left Old Trafford, where the former England global was working for Sky Sports at Manchester United's game against Liverpool.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was suspended as a soccer analyst by the Sky television network on Monday after being filmed spitting in the direction of a 14-year-old girl through his auto window.

The sportsman said he was "goaded" by the child's dad, who innocuously yelled "2-1 Jamie lad" after Manchester United beat Liverpool.

Carragher, being goaded by a Man United fan in a vehicle, was filmed opening his window and spitting towards the shocked supporter and his daughter.

"I'll speak to the family again".

BT Sport and BBC presenter Gary Lineker posted a humorous tweet after Carragher was taken off Monday Night Football duties for Sky Sports.

But Shreeves refused to back down and launched a personal attack on Lineker, responding: "No I haven't". "That devastates me more than anything. I'm sorry. I'll apologise again today (Monday) properly", said Carragher.

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British broadcaster Sky Sports announced Carragher - who is known for his charity work - had been suspended from his punditry job adding his actions were "well below the standards we expect of our people".

"A moment of madness for four or five seconds". "No matter the circumstances, you can't ever behave like that".

A number of fellow ex-professional players, as well as those who have worked with Carragher in the media, have come out in support of the disgraced Liverpudlian, and while they have not condoned what he did, they have stressed that it is not a true reflection of the real Jamie Carragher and hoped that it would not lead to his sacking.

He said his "biggest regret was that a young girl was caught up in the middle of the altercation". "I've got a daughter exactly the same age and I can't say how I'd react if someone did that to her", he continued. "I was a role model, people looked up to me".

On a serious note, we all make mistakes, @Carra23 made a big one.

"I've been on TV for 3 years with him and imo this isolated incident shouldn't stop us working together".

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