Sky suspend Jamie Carragher after spitting incident


"You're surely taught to hold yourself, ignore it, move on".

"You're actually thinking to yourself, 'Why did you react like that?' That's part of being a public figure. I've done some stupid stuff but to do that stone cold sober, why is he so attached to the game?" said Barton.

"That is my biggest regret, that a 14-year-old girl was caught up in the middle of this".

Asked if he had seen the girl in the vehicle, he replied: "I didn't to be honest, she was leant back". No matter who you are, what you're representing.

'I was spat at once during my career.

SH: If it was your daughter...

"I'm speaking with people and Sky and working out what is best for me and for Sky".

"I think they're going through the old moral wringing their hands, putting him on new shows, Jamie's apologised very, very well - as he should". You've had discussions with Sky.

"It remains to be seen".

"It is Sky's decision, not my decision".

Carragher was also asked what his own family thought of the situation and appeared visibly upset.

The football analyst - star of Monday Night Football alongside Gary Neville - sees his position with the company hanging by a thread following his spitting scandal. It is disgusting. In all the years I've watched football, isn't it all about banter?' I apologise for it. But it's only context - it doesn't make it right and I'm not justifying it.

"If I was commentating on that game and someone did that I'd have vilified them for the next few days".

"But I would hope five seconds of madness will not take over everything of what I've done - I don't feel like that's a real representation of me".

There were calls for the ex-England worldwide to lose his role as a top TV pundit, and Sky Sports confirmed later on Monday that he had been suspended from his duties.

SH: Have you offered your resignation? I just have no excuse. They've made it be known they're very disappointed.