Respected pundit Gary Neville has had his say following the suspension of colleague Jamie Carragher following an incident on Saturday after Liverpool were beaten by Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Whilst Neville admitted that former on-pitch rival had “overstepped the mark”, he was still of the opinion that the ex-Liverpool defender actions in the incident “shouldn’t stop us working together”.
I’ve just watched Carra23 say sorry. No excuses he’s made a big mistake . He’s massively passionate about football and he’s overstepped the mark and shouldn’t have reacted . I’ve been on TV for 3 years with him and imo this isolated incident shouldn’t stop us working together
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 12, 2018
The incident has drawn widespread criticism from the general public, as well as those involved with the sport and saw Carragher hit with a two-week suspension from all punditry duties.
Many will remember the Richard Keys/Andy Gray sexism storm controversy back in 2010, which led to Gray’s immediate sacking and Keys’ subsequent resignation.
Keys himself commented on the Carragher matter…
Well this will be interesting https://t.co/bhdyWaygF9
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) March 11, 2018
Carragher has since appeared on Sky News to apologise once more and was coy over whether he believes he deserves to keep his job.
The 40-year-old has been working alongside fellow ex-pro Neville since the start of the 2013-14 campaign and the pair have been praised for their commitment and groundbreaking level of analysis. The two are now regarded as arguably the best in the game.
Carragher is unlikely to contest the suspension or any charges for that matter, and will wait to hear his fate within the next couple of weeks.