Police contact driver who filmed Jamie Carragher spitting after he gets 'death threats'
Police have spoken to the man who filmed Jamie Carragher spitting at his car with his teenage daughter inside.
Enquiries are continuing but it is understood both Carragherâs actions and the filming of the incident while driving could be punishable.Professor Stephen Hawking's passionate defence o f the NHS should be remembered
On Monday, police said they were not investigating the incident and had received no complain from the driver â" named as 42-year-old Andy Hughes.
It has just been announced that ex-Liverpool defender Carragher, 40, has been suspended from his job as a Sky Sports pundit for the rest of the season.
A Sky Sports spokesman said: âFollowing an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season.
âJamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again.
âBefore the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.â
Speaking to Sky News, the ex-Liverpool defender called it âa moment of madnessâ.
The incident occurred after Liverpoolâs 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.
Carragher, who has yet to be cont acted by police, said he was âgoaded three/four times while being filmedâ but that there was âno excuseâ.
After the video was obtained by the Mirror and widely shared, police contacted the man who filmed the incident.
Andy Hughes, 42, from North Wales told the Mirror he has received death threats and felt âunder siegeâ after being identified.
He says he wishes he had never filmed the incident â" and wants Carragher to keep his job at Sky.
Earlier today, Carragher tweeted: âIâve made a big mistake and accept full responsibility.
âI am the only person to blame for this sorry situation, so please leave the family alone.â
On Monday, the former England international said he would accept any consequences.
âIâm in no position to question or disagree if someone wants to have a pop or the police want to speak to me,â he said.
âIâve done a bad thing and have to accept whatever comes my way.Professor Stephen Hawking's most cutting insult deserves a Nobel prize
âIâm upset for them, my family and everyone involved. Itâs been something we all could have done without but all I can do now is apologise.â
In the video, Carragher exchanges waves with the other driver before they both wind down their car windows.
The man can then be heard shouting: âUnlucky Jamie, lad. Two-one.â
Carragher, who made 737 appearances for Liverpool and won 38 England caps, reacts by leaning out of his window and spitting towards the car, hitting the manâs daughter, who is sitting in the front passenger seat.
The dad-of-two said earlier this week that he would condemn someone else had they behaved in a similar way.
âIf I was watching someone do that, Iâd be commenting or tweeting about it myself,â he said. âThereâs not a person in the world who can condone spitting, no matter whatâs gone on.
âI knew there was someone else in the car, and I knew it was a female, but I didnât know it was a young girl.
âWhen I lost it, my rage was focused on the man across me with a camera in his hand, but no matter what he was doing my reaction was unacceptable.â
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