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Jamie Carragher laments 'moment of madness' for spitting incident

Jamie Carragher laments 'moment of madness' for spitting incident”

A male voice can be heard saying "unlucky Jamie lad, 2-1!" before Carragher spits.

Carragher, 40, apologised to the family and later said his behaviour had been "unacceptable" although he insisted he had not seen the girl in the front of the auto.

The incident happened on Saturday after Carragher left Old Trafford, where the former England global was working for Sky Sports at Manchester United's game against Liverpool.

I've let Sky Sports down, my family and the family involved.

He tweeted: "I've just watched Carra23 say sorry".

Speaking to Sky News, the ex-Liverpool defender called it "a moment of madness". No matter what the circumstances you can't ever behave like that.

The 14-year-old daughter of the United supporter was in the passenger seat and claims to have been hit in the face by Carragher's saliva.

The ex-England worldwide has spoken to the family and the daughter to personally apologise, but the incident has triggered widespread debate about whether or not Carragher should lose his job as a football analyst, with Sky Sports taking the immediate decision to suspend him pending further talks.

"That devastates me more than anything".

A number of fellow ex-professional players, as well as those who have worked with Carragher in the media, have come out in support of the disgraced Liverpudlian, and while they have not condoned what he did, they have stressed that it is not a true reflection of the real Jamie Carragher and hoped that it would not lead to his sacking.

'There's no doubt what I have done is disgusting, I apologise for it, ' said Carragher, who has a daughter the same age as the girl he spat at.

"I have brought shame on the name of football". "I was a role model, people looked up to me".

A lively on-air partnership has been formed with former Manchester United rival Gary Neville, who backed Carragher to keep his job. No excuses he's made a big mistake. "He's massively passionate about football and he's overstepped the mark and shouldn't have reacted".



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