Spitting Carragher on the ropes

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In his defence, Carragher had stated that he was unaware of the fact that the 14-year-old was sitting inside the vehicle and was on the passenger's seat.

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. Carragher then winds down his window while the girl's dad winds down his passenger-side window. The biggest regret is for a 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of this of my altercation with the father.

Speaking on Sky News after his suspension was announced, Carragher, who has called to apologise to the family, said: "You can't condone that behaviour in any way shape or form".

Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher has apologised after video appeared to show him spitting towards a teenage girl from his vehicle.

"Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie's actions, we have made that clear to him in person today and suspended him from his duties", the broadcaster said in a statement on Monday. It's hard for me to explain. "No matter what the circumstances, you can not ever behave like that, it is just unacceptable", he told Sky News.

Carragher's Sky Sports colleague, and former England teammate, Neville offered his support to him. "It's the lowest of the low", Carragher said. Once you've made such a mistake it's about how you act now. Different things get said but you don't react like that.

"Hopefully I'm judged not right now but over a longer period of time", the 40-year-old told BBC Sport. I apologise for it and am getting vilified - and rightly so.

"I just have no excuse, it's devastating for the family involved".

"I didn't to be honest (see the girl), she was leant back".

"That is my biggest sort of regret", Carragher said. I wish she wasn't involved.

"You just think, 'why did I react like that?' That's part of being a public figure at times".