WATCH: Jamie Carragher grilled by Sky News presenter as he explains his "moment of madness"
"No matter what the circumstances, for anyone, you can't ever behave like that - that is just unacceptable."
Having been suspended by Sky Sports on Monday afternoon after spitting at a man and his young daughter on Saturday, Jamie Carragher faced the music in the Sky News studio as he attempted to explain his actions.
In scenes that resembled a surreal version of Carragher's own in-depth analysis on Monday Night Football, Sky News presenter Sarah Hewson gave the former Liverpool defender a serious grilling as they watched back his spit-take in slow motion.
"So, Jamie, I'm recoiling watching that, it is disgusting," said Hewson, before asking how Carragher felt watching the footage back.
"Exactly the same," said Carragher. "You can't obviously condone that behaviour no matter what, in any way, shape or form, no matter where you are or who you're representing.
"Obviously I've let Sky Sports down, and my family, and the most important people who were mostly affected by it are the family that were involved, especially the young 14-year-old daughter."
Describing the incident as "a moment of madness," Carragher added that he found it difficult to explain.
"Watching those clips back, it feels almost like an out-of-body thing," he offered. "It was just that moment of madness for four or five seconds. No matter what the circumstances, for anyone, you can't ever behave like that, that is just unacceptable."
His Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville, meanwhile, offered support on Twitter, noting that the "isolated incident" does not reflect Carragher's overall character.
You can watch the full Sky News interview below.
It was "a moment of madness" says Jamie Carragher after being filmed spitting at a fan's car after being heckled pic.twitter.com/cHxpE9v7GI
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