Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Carragher suspended by Sky for spitting at fan

Carragher suspended by Sky for spitting at fan

Sky Sports has suspended soccer commentator Jamie Carragher indefinitely after the Liverpool legend spat out a vehicle window in the direction of a heckler and his 14-year-old daughter.

He is due to appear tonight on Sky's Monday Night Football as a pundit for Stoke City's clash against Premier League leaders Manchester City.

A spokesperson from Sky Sports said: 'It's unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie'.

The incident occurred following Saturday's match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Lineker later backed Carragher after he apologised for his actions on numerous occasions on television, but it seems several people took the first tweet seriously, including Sky reporter Geoff Shreeves. Both men wind down their windows and the father shouts: "Unlucky Jamie lad".

"I thought it was a bit odd Diouf calling after all the times he has been caught spitting at people, but when I spoke to him he was absolutely raging at what Carragher had done", said Satchell.

"That there was a young girl involved makes the perception of it worse, but I think whether it's a girl or a man, the spitting is wrong, let's face facts".

"I was shocked more than angry when he did it because I couldn't believe what had happened".

He said today as he arrived at Euston station in London from Liverpool: "I'll speak to the family again. I've been on TV for 3 years with him and imo this isolated incident shouldn't stop us working together".

"Hopefully the family can accept that apology from me".

"I know he's apologised, he's right to apologise, it was absolutely disgusting".

Neville and Carragher were fierce rivals during their playing days at Manchester United and Liverpool, but the duo have formed a strong bond after emerging as outstanding TV pundits at Sky.

Darts legend Eric Bristow lost his role as a Sky Sports commentator two years ago after news broke of English football's sexual abuse scandal.

"I have brought shame on the name of football", Carragher said.

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