Netizen 24 GBR: Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher SUSPENDED by Sky for spitting at Man Utd fans

By On March 12, 2018

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher SUSPENDED by Sky for spitting at Man Utd fans

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports after being filmed spitting at a 14-year-old football fan.

Footage emerged of the Bootle-born star caught on camera in a row with Manchester United fans after Liverpool lost 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime.

Carragher issued a public apology for his "totally out of order behaviour" and Sky Sports confirmed they would be addressing the matter with him.

This afternoon, the broadcaster issued a statement saying: “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.”

A still from the footage of Jamie Carragher

Mobile phone footag e showed Carragher - who made over 700 appearances for LFC in a 16-year-Anfield career - took offence to taunting about the result from the girl's father and later apologised for his actions, admitting that he had gone too far.

In a tweet on Sunday night, Carragher apologised for his behaviour, writing: "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."

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Carragher is also a columnist for the Daily Telegraph having previously written for the Daily Mail.

He was seen on the Saturday broadcast visibly angered by Jurgen Klopp's sid e's display at Old Trafford, highlighting a naivety in allowing United to earn cheap fouls.

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The 40-year-old was due to appear on Sky Sports' flagship football broadcast Monday Night Football alongside Gary Neville and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Apologising f or his actions in a live Sky News interview, Carragher said: "You can’t obviously condone that behaviour no matter what. In any way shape or form, where you are, who you represent.

SKY NEWS: Jamie Carragher visibly upset in tell-all interview following spitting controversy
SKY NEWS: Jamie Carragher visibly upset in tell-all interview following spitting controversy

"I’ve let Sky Sports down, my family and the family involved. It was a moment of madness, it’s difficult for me to explain.

"It’s just that moment of madness for four or five seconds. No matter the circumstances, you can’t ever behave like that.

"It’s the only time I’ve reacted like that, will ever react like that. I’ve got no excuse. I called the family and they were upset.

"The biggest regret, certainly, is for the 14 year old girl to be caught in the middle of this, and my altercation with the father.

"It’s my biggest devastation that a young 14 year old has become embroiled in this.

"I’ve got a daughter the same age...it’s difficult to find the words for the way I’d react.

"It is my biggest regret of course, but all I can do right now is apologise. I can’t go back. Hopefully they accept that. I’d like to apologise once more to them all.

Jamie Carragher (second left) arrives at London Euston train station. Sky Sports bosses will speak to the pundit after he appeared to spit at a 14-year-old girl after Manchester United beat Liverpool
Jamie Carragher arrives at London Euston train station

"I haven’t offered my resignation. I’m just talking to people at Sky and going forward and they’ve made it be known that they’re very disappointed. I’ve brought shame on Sky.

"I t sends out a poor message. Not just for football, but for everyone out there.

“Its the lowest of the low. Spitting was that as a kid. I’ve never done it before, I’ll never do it again.

"All I can do is apologise and go back to being the man I’ve always been. I’ve put friends and supporters in an awkward position.

"I apologise to the family involved most importantly. They’ve been dragged into the media storm. Hopefully I get the chance again to face the family and show how sorry I really am.

"Hopefully I can show people over the next days and weeks the real me. Hopefully a moment of madness won’t clown people’s judgment of me, my character, my career.

Jamie Carragher arrives at London Euston train station
Jamie Carragher arrives at London Euston train station

"The big thing I’m disappointed in, obviously, is the daug hter.

"I don’t want to give a reason or an excuse. It happened two or three times, but I’ve had that. That’s part of being a public figure and I’ve never reacted like that.

"I can’t explain why I reacted like that...it’s not happened before, it won’t happen again. It’s devastating for them (the family), it’s devastating for me and my family.

“I must try to improve my actions moving forward."

Source: Google News

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