Sky Sports suspend Jamie Carragher for spitting on teenage girl

'It falls well below the standards we expect of our people'.

On Monday afternoon, Sky News reported Carragher's suspension in the wake of the controversy caused by footage of him spitting in the direction of a man and his teenage daughter that emerged online on Sunday night.

Carragher who was seemingly not pleased with Liverpool's bitter loss to arch-rivals United, as per Mirror phoned the girl and her father to apologise. Carragher claimed not to have seen the girl in the passenger seat but took full responsibility for actions that...

Ignoring his daughter's pleas, the fan then shouts out the 2-1 scoreline, which prompts Carragher to wind down the window of his vehicle before expectorating.

Why is spitting so bad?

"If I'd been filmed "gobbing", with a massive amount of spit in my mouth, at anyone, let alone a 14-year-old girl, I can tell you I would not be on air here today", Eamonn said.

Carragher had been due to appear on Sky's Monday Night Football but has been suspended from duties with the channel where he has been a pundit since 2013.

"I just have no excuse, it's devastating for the family involved". "I just want to apologise and I hope you are OK". The biggest regret is for a 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of this of my altercation with the father. That devastates me a little bit more than anything else.

"I think spitting is disgusting full stop", she said at the Checkatrade EFL Community Club of the Year Awards.

"Hopefully I'm judged not right now but over a longer period of time", the 40-year-old told BBC Sport.

What the future holds for Carragher as a Sky Sports pundit remains to be seen, with the general public very much divided over whether he should keep his job or not.

"I don't know what will happen [long-term]".

"Everyone will have their own views but I can give more context with regard the person he is and the build up to him doing it".

Danish broadcaster TV3 has also dropped Carragher from their coverage of Manchester United and Sevilla's Champions League match on Tuesday.

  • Rogelio Becker