Jamie Carragher discusses spitting incident following suspension

  • Jamie Carragher discusses spitting incident following suspension

Jamie Carragher discusses spitting incident following suspension

In the video, which was filmed after Carragher's former club lost 2-1 at Old Trafford and obtained by the Daily Mirror, the 40-year-old pundit can be seen driving his black SUV as a Manchester United fan spots him and beeps his horn.

Jamie Carragher, who has also played for England, issued an apology following his impetuous and obnoxious act of spitting at a 14-year-old girl from his car's window.

The 40-year-old former England worldwide was summoned for talks with Sky Sports who had earlier described his actions as "unacceptable".

He said: "I'm in no position to question or disagree if someone wants to have a pop or the police want to speak to me".

SH: I'm a mum of three and if one of my children, my five-year-old, came home and spat I'd be absolutely horrified and you're a grown man. I wish she wasn't involved. Driving away from Old Trafford the family of United supporters spotted Carragher in his auto next to them in traffic.

Commenting on his actions, he said: "Totally out of order and I've apologised personally to all the family this evening", Carragher said on Twitter. "I've got a daughter exactly the same age and I can't say how I'd react if someone did that to her".

"That there was a young girl involved makes the perception of it worse, but I think whether it's a girl or a man, the spitting is wrong, let's face facts". "I've let my family down but I've let the family in the auto opposite me down".

"I would have been suspended and I certainly wouldn't expect to be on television again".

Footage of Carragher spitting at a vehicle containing a man and his daughter surfaced online on Sunday night. "I was a role model, people looked to me".

I've brought shame on the name of Sky Sports and the broadcaster. I apologise for it. "Spitting at 14-year-olds through a window?"

"They will be aware of the media storm", he said. "That is Sky's decision, not my decision", he said.

Will he stay as a Sky pundit?

"The mistake I've made today is a huge one".

All manner of football personalities have reacted with the likes of Danny Murphy, Vinnie Jones and Joey Barton wading in.