Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jamie Carragher apologises for spitting incident and 'moment of madness'

Jamie Carragher apologises for spitting incident and 'moment of madness'

The confrontation took place following Manchester United 2-1 win over the Anfield outfit on Saturday as Carragher was driving from the stadium where he covered the match for Sky.

Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie's actions.

Danish broadcaster TV3 has also dropped Carragher from their coverage of Manchester United's Champions League tie against Sevilla on Tuesday.

The revolting video where Carragher can be seen spitting mouthful of frustrated contempt was shot by the girl's father. The dad can then be heard shouting: "Unlucky Jamie lad". The incident, recorded by the girl's father, ends with the girl saying to her father that Carragher's spittle had hit her in the face.

He tweeted: "Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening. I was a role model, people looked to me". When I was brought up as a kid, spitting was that and I'll never do it again. Hopefully they accept that and I'd like to apologise again for that if possible. "Looking at her, you know she is a child", she said.

So, Jamie, I'm recoiling watching that, it's disgusting. No matter what the circumstances you can't ever behave like that. As I've said, it's hard to explain, the moment of madness - four or five seconds where I've lost it, basically - and I've made a huge mistake and I've apologised for that.

The 40-year-old who is till date rated as one of the best defenders to have played for Liverpool had earlier admitted his mistake earlier and said that he lost his head when he was called out two-three times with the scoreline.

Sky realise he's good box office, he's great business, and I'd be very surprised [if he was dimissed].

'I was spat at once during my career. I apologise for it.

SH: Tell me about the family.

"That family won't be used to the media storm and being dragged into it".

According to Satchell, Diouf rang Sky to slam Carragher for his behaviour on Saturday.

Asked about his future with the company, he said: "We've met up today and it was about finding out the facts".

JC: Yes - and that's my biggest sort of regret.

"I love my job and would love the opportunity to stay". But it's only context - it doesn't make it right and I'm not justifying it.

"It would have been like sending him into a lion's den". I just have no excuse.

All manner of football personalities have reacted with the likes of Danny Murphy, Vinnie Jones and Joey Barton wading in. "I've been on TV for 3 years with him and imo (in my opinion) this isolated incident shouldn't stop us working together".

"Everyone will have their own views but I can give more context with regard the person he is and the build up to him doing it".

In 2011, BeIN Sports pundit Andy Gray was sacked by Sky and Richard Keys resigned after making inappropriate remarks about female colleagues and assistant referee Sian Massey, with the latter calling it "just banter".

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