Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was caught on camera irresponsibly assaulting a Manchester United fan and his 14-year-old daughter.
Carragher spat at the passenger window of containing the little girl and her father after Saturday’s Manchester United 2-1 2in over Liverpool. The dad gauged the former English defender about this match and the ex-Red turned processed to perform the disgusting act. The girl obviously shaken by the act said the star spat on her forehead.
The former Liverpool captain has criticised footballers for spitting in the past, only to see his words come back to haunt him. The TV presenter has now been suspended from his Monday Night Football show. A Sky Sports spokesperson said: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”
40-year-old Carragher, who covered the Saturday early kick-off Premier League tie phoned the girl and her father after the incident to apologize. He said: “I just want to apologise and I hope you are OK.” The teen replied “OK, thanks for apologising.”
Concerning the incident, the former football said on social media: “It was a bit more than, ‘Hiya Jamie, it was 2-1’. It went on for two or three times. I drove away at first and it just continued. I lost my head. 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 car?”
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The teenager’s mum absent from the scene was furious about the situation. She told reporters: “I was extremely angry and disappointed that he could even bring himself to do something like that. Looking at her, you know she is a child.
“What did she do wrong? She did not do anything wrong. Spitting at someone is the lowest of the low. It is disgusting. In all the years I’ve watched football, isn’t it all about banter?”
The guy who filmed this is an embarrassment. Listen to how excited he is when he thinks he can have one up on Jamie Carragher for spitting on his innocent daughter who is the only one to come out of it with any credit. #Carragher https://t.co/uXanpmVLA9
— Twm Owen (@NewsatTwm) March 11, 2018
Spitting on a child will never be excused. No matter how hard you try to justify it. Vile. #Carragher
— Sophie Gradon (@sophiegradon) March 12, 2018
List of offences in Jamie Carragher incident;
1. Carragher not wearing seatbelt
2. Carragher driving without due care & attention
3. Carragher assaulting 14yr old girl by spitting at her
4. Dad driving whilst using mobile
5. Dad driving without due care & attention#Carragher
— Tony (@ARH1902) March 12, 2018
My thoughts on #Carragher incident:
He is 100% in the wrong.
No way should he be sacked. That nugget is filming whilst driving with his daughter acting like a wank, goading him. Carragher has reacted very poorly to being provoked. That is all.
— Gastro Celtic (@Gastro_Celtic) March 12, 2018
Jamie Carragher spent his whole footballing career at Liverpool, he appeared 737 times for the Reds in 17 seasons. He also had 38 caps for England.