Jamie Carragher: Former Liverpool defender apologises for spitting incident

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Carragher will 'apologise again' for spitting incident

Jamie Carragher has apologised after a video showed him spitting towards a girl in a car from his own vehicle.

The former Liverpool defender, now a television pundit for Sky Sports, had been covering his former side's 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

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

A Danish television channel has now pulled Carragher from its coverage of Manchester United v Sevilla on Tuesday.

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."

The front page of the Daily Mirror
The front page of the Mirror

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 Sunday night he apologised on Twitter and said that while he was "goaded three/four times while being filmed", there was "no excuse".

Jamie Carragher tweet
Carragher has been a regular TV pundit since his retirement from football in 2013

Carragher had been due to be working as a pundit for Danish television channel TV3 Sport, which is part of the Modern Times Group media company, for Manchester United's Champions League game at home to Sevilla on Tuesday.

However, he has been pulled from their coverage as they investigate the spitting incident, with MTG Sport executive vice-president Peter Norrelund saying they had sent an employee to speak to Carragher before deciding what further action to take.

"I want to listen to his version. With the impact of the story there was no need to send him to Old Trafford for the game," said Norrelund.

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