Jamie Carragher removed from punditry role after spitting saga

Jamie Carragher has been taken off punditry duties on TV3 after he spat on a 14-year-old girl.

A video filmed on after Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United shows the former England international spitting from his car window after being goaded about the result at Old Trafford.

Carragher has since apologised for the incident and has spoken to the family involved.

The 40-year-old, also a television pundit for Sky Sports, had been covering his former side’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on 10 March.

The video, obtained by the Mirror, shows Carragher react by spitting at a car after being “goaded”.

‘It does not look good,’ TV3 Sport executive director Peter Nørrelund told Ekstra Bladet. Carragher works for Danish TV channel TV3 to analyse Champions League games.

Carragher said he was “totally out of order” and has apologised to the family.

A Sky Sports spokesperson said: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”

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 shouting: “Unlucky Jamie lad. Two, one.”

Carragher reacts by leaning out of his window and spitting towards the car, hitting the girl, who is sitting in the front passenger seat.

On 11 March he apologised on Twitter and said that while he was “goaded three/four times while being filmed”, there was “no excuse”.

The decision from TV3 will put pressure on Sky Sports to follow suit.

TNT Sport

Photo Credit: Real Football Videos


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