Sky Sports have suspended football pundit Jamie Carragher until the end of the season following a spitting incident.
After Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, Carragher was filmed spitting out of his car window at another car driving alongside, with a 14-year-old girl in the passenger seat.
Carragher, who had formed a successful on-screen partnership with Gary Neville, had apologised profusely for the ‘moment of madness’ on social media and in an interview with Sky News.
Sky have announced his position will be reviewed at the end of the season, saying he will get any help required to ensure a similar incident doesn’t occur again.
The full statement read: “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.”
The family involved had called for Carragher to remain in his position, but Sky will now be searching for a replacement on their live football coverage.