Sky Sports benches Jamie Carragher after spitting at girl


And he insisted the TV star must have seen his daughter in the passenger seat.

Video footage shows how the pair exchanged an initial wave, before the dad shouted: "Unlucky Jamie lad!" and "2-1!"

"My biggest regret is for the 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of it", Carragher said.

He apologised on Twitter on Sunday, and said he was "goaded three/four times while being filmed" but there was "no excuse". I'm devastated for the family involved and my own family.

"Obviously I've had Sky Sports, family, and the people most affected are the family involved".

Carragher, who made over 500 appearances at the heart of Liverpool's defense but never actually won the Premier League, was driving from United's Old Trafford stadium where he had been providing expert commentary, when he was goaded by the fan.

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Murphy said: "There is no way I can come on here, no matter how much I respect him, and say what he has done is not wrong".

"Because it is a young girl it feels slightly worse to me".

Hollywood actor Jones - who played for Wimbledon, Leeds and Chelsea - said Carragher is a "coward" and needs to "get down the job centre".

"Hopefully going forward I can show the real me".

Will he stay as a Sky pundit? understands that a decision about Carragher's future at Sky has yet to be made.

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"I don't know what will happen [long-term]", he told Danish paper BT, "It is not good behaviour but we are all just human beings".

JC: I called the family and they were upset and disappointed last night.

JC: A poor message not just the game of football but it's a poor message for everyone out there man, woman or children.

Danish broadcaster TV3 has also dropped Carragher from their coverage of Manchester United and Sevilla's Champions League match on Tuesday.

But they pulled the 40-year-old from their line-up and it is believed Sky Sports bosses have decided he will not appear on MNF with fellow pundit Gary Neville following crunch talks.

"I want to listen to his version", he said.

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