Man Utd fan who filmed Carragher spitting at his car: "It's not turned out like I wanted"
The man who filmed Jamie Carragher spitting at his car with his 14-year-old daughter in the passenger seat said: âIt has Âobviously not turned out like I wanted.â
Liverpool legend Carragher has Âapologised several times, both publicly and privately, over the incident and been suspended from his job on Sky TV, according to Mirror Online.
Andy Hughes, who shot the footage, has pleaded with the broadcaster not to axe him â" and said if he could turn the clock back, he would not have shot the footage.
He also revealed he suffered attacks on social media after his name was published online today.
Andy decided to go public through the Mirror and appeal for the abuse to stop, for the sake of his family.
Jamie Carragher spitting reaction
The 42-year-old, from North Wales, said: âWe have been feeling under siege. It has been really worrying.
âI have received threats, death threats and all kinds of abuse, and I donât know how to deal with it. I worry for my Âdaughterâs safety, I really do.â
Andy quit his job as an air conditioning engineer two years ago to care for wife Sarah, 38, who has a neurological condition. He said the row over the past few days have been a huge strain.
His clip showed Carragher, 4 0, spitting into his car after Liverpoolâs 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford last Saturday.
Carragher claims he saw red after Andy goaded him over the loss.
The spittle hit Andyâs daughter, whose identity we are protecting, in the face.
Carragher rang the family to apologise on Sunday and called again on Monday.
He said on Sky News: âI have no excuse. My biggest regretâ¦ is for a 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of an altercation with her father.â
The family hoped to remain anonymous but Andy was named on a national newspaperâs website today.
One Twitter user said: âIâve been waiting for someone to post his picture. I bet heâs wetting himself now.â
Another added: âThe video shows the guy breaking the law himself, and Carra spit ting at his vehicle, no evidence the girl was hit, but plenty of evidence the driver is a c***.â
Today two policemen visited Andy to talk to him about using his mobile at the wheel â" but he will not face any further action.Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now
Explaining why he used his phone while driving, he said: âWhen you see someone off the telly you get a bit giddy.
âAs he was ex-Liverpool as well, I thought I would just have a bit of banter about the result. I just wanted to have a laugh with him because he comes across as a very amiable guy.â
On begging Sky not to sack Carragher, he said: âEveryone makes mistakes. I donât want him to lose his job. I enjoy listening to him, even though he is an ex-Live rpool player!âSource: Google News