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Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher aplogises for spitting incident

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has apologised after a video recorded showed the former England and Liverpool defender spitting towards a girl in a car from his own vehicle.

In a tweet on Sunday night Carragher wrote: “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.”

However, in spite of his apology a spokesperson for Sky reprimanded the former Liverpool defender as Sky Sports holding talks over his future at the moment, saying: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”

The incident, which was caught on a mobile phone and obtained by the Daily Mirror, came following the Saturday lunchtime match at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Liverpool, with Carragher winding down his window and spitting towards another car carrying a teenage girl.

The girl, a 14-year-old United supporter was in the passenger seat while her father was driving and talking to the former England defender about the game.

In the video, Carragher exchanges waves with the girl’s dad. Carragher winds down his window while the girl’s dad winds down his passenger side window. The dad can then be heard repeatedly shouting: “Unlucky Jamie lad. Two, one.”

Carragher is heard to say: “All right”, before spitting at the car alongside his. The incident, recorded by the girl’s father, ends with the daughter saying to her dad that Carragher’s spittle had hit her in the face.

Carragher, 40, is due to front the Monday Night Football programme as Sky’s cameras travel to Stoke v Manchester City but much will depend on the outcome of Monday’s meetings.

Arsenal club legend Thierry Henry relinquishes coaching role


Arsenal club legend Theirry Henry has relinquished his youth coaching role for the club.

Henry had been working with youth players as part of his UEFA A license course, but club manager Arsene Wenger had told him he would have to give up working as a television pundit in order to take up the post.

The 38-year-old former French world-cup winner had regular appearances on Sky’s Premier League coverage and also the BBC’s Euro 2016 Match of the Day program, and had been one of Sky’s earners.

He broke the news on Twitter after reports that Wenger had issued an ultimatum regarding the issue.

“I would like to thank Andries Jonker for offering me the chance to coach the U18’s @arsenal, which I was honoured to accept,” he wrote on Twitter.

“However I respect Arsene Wenger’s decision and I want to wish their manager Kwame Ampadu, the boys and everyone at the club all the best for the forthcoming season.”

Ex-Gunners captain Tony Adams is in line to take on the role of assisting under-18s coach Kwame Ampadu, while Henry must find a team to coach in order to complete his Pro License.

Wenger has a number of television commitments but has been vocal against members of his staff taking dual roles. He also has a history of helping his former players, with Steve Bould taking the role of his assistant and Freddie Ljungberg working within the youth ranks.