TV pundit Jamie Carragher’s Sky Sports job on the line after spitting at girl in car
Footage shows Liverpool great winding down the window of his car and spitting at another vehicle following Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday
TV pundit and ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher apologised and admitted he was “totally out of order” after he was caught on camera spitting towards a 14-year-old girl in a moving car.
In footage which was widely shown on British media, Carragher is shown winding down the window of his car and spitting at another vehicle following Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.
Reports said that some of Carragher’s spit hit the face of the girl, who was sitting in the passenger seat. A male voice can be heard saying “unlucky Jamie, lad, 2-1!” before Carragher spits.
Very disappointing to see Jamie Carragher spit at a man & his 14 year old daughter on the motorway. He was goaded yes, but there is no high ground that can be taken to defend him here. Don't deflect from the incident - this shouldn't happen. Super embarrassing for Carragher. pic.twitter.com/3iohYhXeKE
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) March 12, 2018
Carragher, 40, said he had apologised to the family, admitting he “lost (his) rag”. He had been covering the game as an expert for British broadcaster Sky Sports.
“Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening. I was goaded 3/4 times along the motorway while being filmed & lost my rag. No excuse apologies,” Carragher posted on Twitter.
'I've done some stupid stuff but you just cannot do that.'@Joey7Barton gives us his reaction to a video which shows #LFC legend Jamie Carragher spitting at a 14-year-old #MUFC fan and her father...
— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) March 12, 2018
The Champions League winner will hold talks with Sky Sports on Monday.
A spokesperson for Sky earlier reprimanded the former Liverpool defender, calling his actions “unacceptable”.
The incident came following the Saturday lunchtime match at Old Trafford, with Carragher embroiled in a tasteless episode while driving, ending with him winding down his window and spitting towards another car carrying a teenage girl.
The 14-year-old United supporter was in the passenger seat while her father was driving and talking to the former England defender about the game. When the driver repeatedly mentioned the score, Carragher is heard to say: “All right”, before spitting at the car alongside his. The incident, recorded by the girl’s father, ends with the daughter saying to her dad that Carragher’s spittle had hit her in the face.