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Sky suspend Jamie Carragher after spitting incident

15 March 2018

In a video of the incident, the 14-year-old's father repeatedly taunted Carragher with the scoreline of Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday as he drove alongside with his daughter in the passenger seat.

At first, it appears Carragher is smiling at the United fans, reported to be a 14-year-old girl and her father, but then winds his window down and spits at their auto. We have made this clear to him in person today and suspended him from his duties. "It falls well below the standards we expect of our people", Sky Sports said in a statement.

"It was a moment of madness".

"It was nearly an out-of-body thing but you can't ever behave like that, it's unacceptable", he told Sky News on Monday. No matter what the circumstances you can't ever behave like that.

"You're thinking: 'why did you react?' That's part of being a public figure at times. Where did he get you?" This is the only time I've reacted like that. "I shouldn't have done it but I was thinking what is a grown man doing, carrying on like that two or three times with his daughter in the auto?"

"I called the family".

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But there was also growing concern about his personal life last night as pals and the pundit himself hinted at secret troubles. Meanwhile, the girl who was spit at had expressed her disgust over the incident and said she found no reason to be humiliated like that.

The worst in this case, was that the 14-year-old daughter of the United fan was sitting in the window wher Jamie Carragher spit at. All I can do is apologise as much as I can. I wish she wasn't involved.

"I'll speak to the family again".

"I agree it has (brought the game of football into disrepute). It's a poor message, not just in the game, but it's a poor message for everyone out there". I've never done it before, and I'll never do it again I assure you. All I can do now is apologise.

"That has devastated me more than anything". The people that know me or look up to me, that's for me to sort out. "This whole sorry incident I've dragged that family into is devastating for them, devastating for my family and it's all down to me".

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his job.

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"There is no doubt what I have done is disgusting".

"[It was] a moment of madness that really is hard for me to explain".

"I haven't offered my resignation". I drove away at first and it just continued.

Shreeves, who works with Carragher at Sky, bit back after Lineker posted the message on the social media site, replying: 'Good luck with your halo.

"I want to listen to his version".

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Carragher explained the goading had been persistent, but he accepted that was no excuse for his behaviour.

Sky suspend Jamie Carragher after spitting incident