Carragher apologises to teenager for spitting in her face:
Jamie Carragher has apologised to a teenage girl after he spat in her face and her mother branded him “disgusting”.
The Liverpool legend has been caught on camera aiming a mouthful of spit at the passenger window of a vehicle containing the 14-year-old Manchester United fan and her daddy after Saturday’s Red Devils victory over the Anfield outfit.
She claimed the spittle hit her forehead and made her cry.
The father said “a bit of banter” with the former defender turned ugly after he said the 2-1 scoreline. And he insisted that the TV star must have seen his daughter in the passenger seat.
Carragher, who had been covering the match as a Sky Sports pundit, phoned the girl and her father on Sunday night and said: “I just want to apologise and I hope you are OK.” The youngster told him: “OK, thanks for apologising.”
He had earlier admitted he was in the wrong but claimed he lost the plot after the ribbing went on too long.
The 40-year-old said: “It was a bit more than, ‘Hiya Jamie, it was 2-1’. It went on for two or three times. I drove away at first and it just continued. I lost my head. I shouldn’t have done it but I was thinking what is a grown man doing, carrying on like that two or three times with his daughter in the car?”
A Sky Sports spokesperson said: “It’s unacceptable behaviour and we will be addressing it with Jamie.”
In footage of the incident shot by the girl’s dad, she can be heard saying: “He spat on me.” He asks her: “Where did it hit you?” She replies: “On my face.”
The girl’s 38-year-old mum was furious at dad-of-two Carragher for spitting at a child.
She said: “I was extremely angry and disappointed that he could even bring himself to do something like that. Looking at her, you know she is a child.
“What did she do wrong? She did not do anything wrong. Spitting at someone is the lowest of the low. It is disgusting.
“In all the years I’ve watched football, isn’t it all about banter?
“And he could not take that little bit of banter? It was nothing. I could understand if someone was in his face, giving him abuse.”
The schoolgirl told of her shock after the incident. She said: “I have never been spat at by anyone before. I thought, ‘Why has he done that’. I thought I had done something wrong.
“People in school take the mick and it is just a laugh. Someone like him who is older should be able to take a joke.” Her dad told how they spotted Carragher about two miles from Old Trafford after the clash.