Sky Sports have suspended football pundit, Jamie Carragher after he spat at a football fan before driving past the car she was traveling in. The ex-Liverpool defender had been jeered by the victim’s father after which Carragher some miles spat at the child sitting in the passenger seat of the car. The incident happened some miles away from Old Trafford after Liverpool were beaten by Manchester United in a Premier League match on Sunday.
A Sky Sports statement said: “Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie’s actions, we have made that clear to him in person today and suspended him from his duties. It falls well below the standards we expect of our people.”
Carragher has already apologised to the victim describing the incident as a moment of madness.
“What I would say is there is no doubt what I’ve done is digusting. I apologise for it. If someone in that game had done that, I’d have vilified them for the next few days.
“What I hope, after 25 years in the public eye, is that five seconds of madness will not take over my life. Hopefully going forward I can show the real me – I don’t think that’s a real representation of me. I’ve made mistakes, but this is a huge one,” Mirror quoted him to have said.