Carragher suspended by Sky Sports after 'moment of madness'

The former Liverpool star was caught on video spitting at the passenger window of a vehicle containing a 14-year-old Manchester United fan and her dad after Saturday's win for Jose Mourinho's men over the Anfield outfit.

Carragher, 40, was filmed spitting from his auto towards another vehicle after Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League loss at Manchester United on Saturday.

Former England footballer Jamie Carragher will not appear on tonight's Monday Night Football show after being suspended by Sky Sports due to his involvement in a spitting scandal, Sky News has revealed.

The former Reds captain issued an apology on Sunday night, admitting he "lost his rag" after being goaded over Liverpool's 2-1 defeat on his journey home from the game.

"But there's a little bit of context needed in thinking he saw a young girl and chose to spit at her, that's not quite how it was in his moment of madness".

"We can confirm that a 30-year-old man from the Blundellsands area received a police caution for common assault in relation to an incident on Liverpool Road, Crosby, on Tuesday 26 February". I have brought shame on the name of Sky Sports'.

Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie's actions. It devastates me a little bit more than anything else, really, that a young girl that wasn't involved in anything, really, has now become embroiled in this.

"My biggest regret is for the 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of it", Carragher said. "It falls well below the standards we expect of our people".

He said today as he arrived at Euston station in London from Liverpool: "I'll speak to the family again". I thought, 'Jamie Carragher, he is going to be up for a laugh.' So when he did spit I was taken aback.

In a statement to the newspaper, Carragher said there was more to the incident than the video showed.

Britain's sports minister called Carragher's behavior "disgusting".

"No excuses he's made a big mistake", Neville wrote on Twitter. The former global footballer reacted by spitting him.


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