Jamie Carragher discusses spitting incident following suspension

GK David De Gea

GETTY GK David De Gea

A man driving alongside Carragher on the motorway rolled down his window to goad the former Liverpool star about the scoreline and Carragher responded by spitting in his direction.

In a video of the incident, the teenage girl's father repeatedly mentioned the score in the match between Manchester United and Liverpool at the weekend and Carragher is heard to say, "Alright", before appearing to spit at the auto alongside his.

Speaking to Sky News, the ex-Liverpool defender described his disgusting actions as "a moment of madness".

Gary Lineker took a jab at Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on Twitter and fans are not happy with the Match of the Day pundit.

"The biggest regret, certainly, is for the 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of this, and my altercation with the father. I hate that she was involved more than anything".

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

"I think footballers, people in the job that I do, a public figure, is a role model whether you like it or not and people do look up to us and look at our actions, and the world we live in now - particularly with social media - a lot of young people will have seen this clip as well", Carragher said.

Trump to host Saudi Crown Prince
The government has yet to actually seize numerous assets, leaving the former detainees and their families in limbo. The kingdom has never publicly provided an explanation of the general's death.

Carragher said on Sky that he had not tendered his resignation and that he hopes to keep his job.

He joined Sky after retiring from playing in 2013 and has won plaudits for his tactical analysis on the flagship "Monday Night Football" show and other Premier League broadcasts. "I will apologise to the daughter".

Carragher apologised to the teenage girl after the video emerged on Sunday evening.

The swift decision by Sky to suspend Carragher comes with the European pay TV broadcaster targeted for a takeover and under scrutiny from British regulators. "He seems contrite. Everyone makes mistakes, we are all human". "I called the family, obviously they were upset last night".

He's massively passionate about football and he's overstepped the mark and shouldn't have reacted. Hopefully going forward I can show the real me. "It falls well below the standards we expect of our people".

"He's right to apologize", sports minister Tracey Crouch said. They've made it be known there that they're very disappointed and understandably so.

"Four or five seconds, no matter what the circumstances are for anyone you can't behave like that".

Latest News