Carragher blames 'moment of madness' for spitting incident

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2018

Carragher issued a second apology on Monday, having spoken to the family involved on Sunday night after he was filmed spitting out of his auto when taunted by the man following United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool. The incident, recorded by the girl's father, ends with the girl saying to her father that Carragher's spittle had hit her in the face.

"I'm speaking with people and Sky and working out what is best for me and for Sky. For Christ's sake, he is supposed to be one of the top men", he told Talk Sport. Hopefully they accept that and I'd like to apologise again for that if possible.

Carragher apologised to the teenage girl after the video emerged on Sunday evening. At times different things get said but it's the only time I've reacted like that and it'll be the only time i'll ever react. "That devastates me more than anything".

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"I got in touch with them last night and today is about going public and apologising to the family and the public watching who were offended and rightly so".

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On Monday morning, some shocking footage began to circulate online appearing to show Jamie Carragher spitting in the direction of a fan. "I was a role model, people looked to me". "It's been something we all could have done without but all I can do now is apologise". "Spitting at 14-year-olds through a window? This a bad stain on me, my character, my career".

Greater Manchester Police said they had not received any complaints regarding the incident.

Will he stay as a Sky pundit?

Carragher, who made over 500 appearances at the heart of Liverpool's defense but never actually won the Premier League, was driving from United's Old Trafford stadium where he had been providing expert commentary, when he was goaded by the fan. Slamming him for his disgusting actions, English football legend Vinnie Jones ripped Carragher apart and asked him to step down from his job as a TV presenter. "That is Sky's decision, not my decision", he said.

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