Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was caught on camera spitting at the passenger window of a car carrying a 14-year-old Manchester United fan and her dad after Saturday’s Red Devils victory over Liverpool.
The girl claimed the saliva hit her on the forehead and made her cry. The girl’s dad, who was also in the car, said “a bit of banter” with the former defender turned ugly after he mentioned the 2-1 scoreline. He insisted the Sky Sports pundit must have seen his daughter in the passenger seat of the car before he spat at them. The girl’s mother has branded Carragher’s action as “disgusting”.
The former England star has now apologised to the teenage girl for his action. Carragher, who had been covering the match as a Sky Sports pundit, phoned the girl and her father on Sunday night to apologise.
He said: “I just want to apologise and I hope you are OK.”
The girl told him: “OK, thanks for apologising.”
He had earlier admitted he was in the wrong but claimed he got angry after the ribbing went on too long.
The 40-year-old said: “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?”
A Sky Sports spokesperson said: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”
Carragher has been removed from Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football broadcast this week as a result of the incident. He had already been removed from his duties as a pundit for Danish channel TV3 Sport on Tuesday night, where he was supposed to review Manchester United’s clash with Sevilla.
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