On Saturday afternoon, Jamie Carragher was attacked by the public when a video surfaced on the internet of the ex-footballer spitting at a Manchester United’s fan.
This was followed by the result of the match between Liverpool versus Manchester United (2-1).
Amateur footage revealed that Carragher was being heavily taunted before reaching his breaking point and leaning over the car window to spit at the two fans. Carragher described it as ‘a moment of madness’ and that ‘it was the worst mistake of his career’. He has repeatedly apologised to the family in question.
Sky has also added their input and claimed that while Carragher will be suspended from the rest of the football season, and that he won’t be paid at all from his £1 million pound a year job, he will face no further sanctions against him. But, Sky has admitted that Carragher will undergo an interview prior to the next season to see if he is still fit to go on. Any other details has been said to not ‘be in the public’s interest’.
Jamie Carragher’s job of football analysing has also been under immense pressure lately. Ever since the outrageous video has surfaced, fans have been calling in to sack Carragher from his job. Sky has not yet touched on the subject.
The family who was exploited has since been identified and has been recently receiving death threats. Carragher has begged his fans on twitter to leave the family alone and that out of the whole incident, he is the one to blame. Although the father has been accused of using his phone whilst driving, no charges will be pressed against him.