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.