Jamie Carragher discusses spitting incident following suspension

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Jamie Carragher apologised for spitting at a 14-year-old Manchester United fan in the wake of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Mobile phone footage of the incident surfaced online on Sunday night, showing Carragher winding down his vehicle window and spitting in the direction of a auto travelling alongside him after the driver, who was filming the incident on his mobile phone, repeatedly mentioned the score of the game at Old Trafford, where Carragher had been working as a pundit for Sky Sports.

In retaliation, Carragher leans out of his window and spits towards the auto, spraying the 14-year-old girl.

Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports after he spat on a 14-year-old girl. He had been there working for Sky Sports at Manchester United's game against Liverpool.

Speaking to Sky News, the ex-Liverpool defender called it "a moment of madness".

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.

In an interview on Sky Sports News, Carragher admitted he has "brought shame on the name of football".

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"I was shocked more than angry when he did it because I couldn't believe what had happened". He told reporters he had not realised the 14-year-old girl was in the auto. I've got a daughter exactly the same age and, if someone had done that, it's hard for me to find the words (for) the way I would react or what I would say if I ever bumped into them, because the way that father sees his daughter is the way I see mine.

Sky will now weigh up their options over a popular pundit who has confirmed he has not offered to resign from his role.

"It's devastating for the family involved and I'm sorry for my actions", he said in the video below.

"No excuses he's made a big mistake", Neville wrote on Twitter. "It is disgusting. In all the years I've watched football, isn't it all about banter?"

British broadcaster Sky Sports announced Carragher - who is known for his charity work - had been suspended from his punditry job adding his actions were "well below the standards we expect of our people".

"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".