Carragher blames 'moment of madness' for spitting incident

Violet Powell
March 13, 2018

Sky Sports television pundit Jamie Carragher, the former Liverpool FC defender, has apologised after a video emerged of him spitting towards a girl in a auto from his own vehicle.

Carragher's Sky colleague and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville tweeted his support.

"If I'd been filmed "gobbing", with a massive amount of spit in my mouth, at anyone, let alone a 14-year-old girl, I can tell you I would not be on air here today", Eamonn said.

He appeared on Sky News yesterday to apologise once more and described the incident as a "moment of madness". "I was a role model, people looked to me". "I've got a daughter exactly the same age and I can't say how I'd react if someone did that to her". "I just want to apologise and I hope you are OK".

"Hopefully I can show people over these next days and weeks the real me and hopefully a moment of madness will not cloud their judgement".

Meanwhile, former football hardman Vinnie Jones branded Carragher "absolute filth" and is leading calls for him to lose his pundit job.

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At first the driver is unaware of what has happened and laughs until the girl says: 'He spat at me'. "I've made mistakes in my 25 year career, but this is the worst one".

Carragher confirmed that he has not handed in his resignation to Sky and that he will leave the decision up to them as they hold further talks. I wish I could go back and change it, but I can't do that.

"I have brought shame on the name of football". Slamming him for his disgusting actions, English football legend Vinnie Jones ripped Carragher apart and asked him to step down from his job as a TV presenter.

Carragher, who has two children, said he would condemn someone else had they behaved in a similar way.

However, the incident made it onto the front pages of Monday morning's national newspapers, with Carragher suspended by his employers Sky Sports pending an investigation.

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