Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky Sports over spitting incident 2 years ago

Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky Sports over spitting incident

Footage of Carragher spitting at a car containing a man and his daughter surfaced online on Sunday night.

Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports and will not appear as a pundit on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports for Stoke City’s clash with Manchester City on Monday night.

On Monday afternoon, Sky News reported Carragher's suspension in the wake of the controversy caused by footage of him spitting in the direction of a man and his teenage daughter that emerged online on Sunday night.

Sky said that Carragher has been suspended from his duties as a football analyst and that his actions were "well below the standards we expect of our people".

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Sky Sports had released a statement which read: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”

Carragher travelled to London on Monday to meet with Sky bosses about the incident and is set to be absent from Sky Sports’ coverage for at least the next two weeks due to a break that had been scheduled before the incident, which occurred after Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

According to the Daily Mirror, however, who initially released footage of the incident, it is understood that Carragher will not been sacked from working as a pundit for the company.

The former Liverpool defender will also not be making a scheduled appearance on the Danish TV station TV3 Sport, who dropped Carragher from his role as a summariser for Manchester United’s Champions League encounter with Sevilla on Tuesday.

“It does not look good,” Peter Nørrelund, Danish Executive Director of MTG Sports, the parent company of TV3 Sport said of the incident.

“He should have been to Old Trafford tomorrow and we have chosen to sit over. We have sent an employee to Liverpool so we can get it from the horse's own mouth.”

“Whether it's about the receptionist or Jamie Carragher, we do not fire people before we've heard them,” he added.

“It does not look cool. But we are all people. We would like to hear him about it and hear what happened. Let's get it in place first.”