Carragher suspended until end of the season

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has been suspended until the end of the 2017/18 season for an incident in which he was filmed spitting at fans after the Reds’ defeat to Manchester United.

United beat Jurgen Klopp’s side 2-1 last Saturday and Carragher was reportedly goaded in his car by a supporter, who was in his vehicle with his 14-year-old daughter.

The 40-year-old was then caught on video spitting at the pair of fans and the young teenage girl was hit with his phlegm.

Subsequently, the footage was broadcast in the media and the retired England international issued a number of grovelling apologies to the family involved.

Nonetheless, Sky Sports, the broadcaster for whom the pundit now does the majority of his media work, has decided to suspend him until the end of the current campaign with immediate effect. 

A statement from Sky said: “Following an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season. 

“Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again. 

“Before the start of the next season, we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.”