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Will Jamie Carragher be sacked? Sky Sports to hold showdown talks with pundit and ex-Liverpool ace for spitting in girl’s face

Shocking footage of former England defender spitting at 14-year-old girl has left him sweating over his future

Sky Sports will today hold showdown talks with Jamie Carragher after he was filmed spitting in the face of a 14-year-old girl.

The Liverpool legend had been teased about his old club’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United.

His Range Rover had pulled up beside the girl’s United-supporting dad’s car in heavy traffic after Saturday’s Old Trafford clash.


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Sky Sports will today hold showdown talks with Jamie Carragher after he spat in a young girl's face

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Sky Sports will today hold showdown talks with Jamie Carragher after he spat in a young girl’s face

Video footage shows Carragher spitting at the young girl after her father shouted: “Unlucky Jamie lad – 2-1!”

Will Jamie Carragher be sacked as a footie pundit?

Sky Sports confirmed they will hold talks with Carragher, 40, over his future.

Jamie Carragher spat at a 14-year-old girl after being teased about Liverpool's lost to Manchester United

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Jamie Carragher spat at a 14-year-old girl after being teased about Liverpool’s lost to Manchester United

In the video the ex-Liverpool player pulls up in his Range Rover in heavy traffic after Saturday's match

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In the video the ex-Liverpool player pulls up in his Range Rover in heavy traffic after Saturday’s match

A spokesperson said: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”

Police can bring assault charges over spitting – or prosecute as a public order offence.

Former England defender Carragher claimed he had been “goaded” by the family and apologised for spitting.

He tweeted: “Totally out of order and I’ve apologised personally to all the family this evening.

“I was goaded three/four times along the motorway while being being filmed and lost my rag. No excuse apologies.”

Carragher was due to appear as a pundit on Monday Night Football to analyse Stoke’s home clash against Manchester City.


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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have excelled in their roles as Sky Sports pundits

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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have excelled in their roles as Sky Sports pundits

But that will now depend on the outcome of today’s meetings.

Which former Sky Sports pundits and commentators were sacked from their role?

Andy Gray was famously axed as a Sky Sports pundit in 2011 for making sexist comments about female assistant referee Sian Massey.

The former Scotland ace, now 62, lost his job after almost two decades after claiming female officials “don’t know the offside rule” and were “hopeless”.

Sky Sports host Richard Keys, 60, resigned the day after Gray was sacked.

He had also suggested assistant ref Massey needed the offside rule “explained”.

Ex-Premier League star Peter Beagrie, 52, was sacked last year after being convicted of an assault on his girlfriend.

The ex-Everton and Manchester City winger punched Zarah Blake while angry and drunk, his trial heard.


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