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Sky Sports To Speak To Jamie Carragher Over 'Unacceptable Behaviour' Following Spitting Incident

Sky Sports To Speak To Jamie Carragher Over 'Unacceptable Behaviour' Following Spitting Incident

Sky Sports has said it will be speaking to Jamie Carragher amid speculation he will be sacked after footage of him emerged spitting at a 14-year-old Manchester United fan.

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The former Liverpool star now works as a pundit for Sky Sports and is due to appear on tonight's Monday Night Football alongside Gary Neville and Brendan Rodgers.

However, a spokesperson from the broadcaster told the Mirror: "It's unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie."

The Liverpool legend was caught on camera spitting at the passenger window of a car, which is reported to have hit a 14-year-old United fan, after her dad began teasing Carragher over Liverpool's defeat to Manchester United, saying: "Hey Jamie, good result, 2-1."

The girl said she was hit by the saliva and was left in tears following the incident.

Her dad told the Mirror: "I was stunned. I had not insulted him. I had not sworn at him. I have not got out and banged on his car. I have not done anything abusive to him, I've not stuck two fingers up at him.

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"I've met footballers before and they have always been very accommodating. I thought, 'Jamie Carragher, he is going to be up for a laugh.' So when he did spit I was taken aback.

"I looked at my daughter and she was tearing up. I said did he hit you and she said, 'He hit me in the face.'

"For a grown man to do that to a girl who had not done anything. She was sat in a passenger seat while her dad was trying to have a bit of harmless banter.

"There is no two ways about it. He saw her."

Carragher told the paper it was 'a bit more than, 'Hiya Jamie, it was 2-1', telling the outlet it was on for 'two or three times'.

The former footballer rang the girl and her dad to apologise for the incident, which both her mum and dad have thanked Carragher for.

He also took to Twitter to say his actions were 'totally out of order'.

Source: Daily Mirror

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, Football, Sky Sports

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]