Jamie Carragher: Former Liverpool defender suspended by Sky Sports after spitting incident

Jamie Carragher, the football pundit and former Liverpool and England player, has apologised for an altercation which ended with him spitting towards a football supporter and his 14-year-old daughter.

The confrontation took place following Manchester United 2-1 win over the Anfield outfit on Saturday as Carragher was driving from the stadium where he covered the match for Sky.

His 14-year-old daughter said it hit her before pleading with her father to stop filming.

Carragher joined Sky after retiring from playing in 2013 and has won plaudits for his tactical analysis on the flagship "Monday Night Football" show and other Premier League broadcasts. I was goaded 3/4 times along the motorway while being filmed & lost my rag. "It's been something we all could have done without but all I can do now is apologise".

As he arrived in London for talks with Sky Sports bosses on Monday morning, the former Liverpool defender said: "I wish she wasn't involved". Bristow argued on Twitter that the victims weren't "proper men" because they didn't stand up to and "sort out" their abusers.

Hopefully whether it will be sky, or the general public, they'll look at the 25 years - and I've made mistakes in that time - but this mistake I made is a huge one.

The swift decision by Sky to suspend Carragher comes with the European pay TV broadcaster targeted for a takeover and under scrutiny from British regulators.

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Carragher said on Sky News: "It's hard to explain".

"I have brought shame on the name of football".

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

Greater Manchester Police said on Monday they were not investigating the incident, and had received no complaint from the man driving the vehicle Carragher spat at. Sky have confirmed that he has been suspended for his actions. But right now all I can do is come on here, apologise and try and get back to the person I know I am.

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

He responded by spitting at the father and daughter from his auto, who are driving alongside him.

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