Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Girl's parents urge Sky not to sack Jamie Carragher over spitting incident

Girl's parents urge Sky not to sack Jamie Carragher over spitting incident

Carragher revealed during his interviews he hadn't offered his resignation to Sky Sports but conceded his future was not in his own hands.

In the footage, obtained by the Mirror, the man can be seen mentioning the score before Carragher spits in his direction, hitting the man's 14-year-old daughter.

In a video of the incident, the teenage girl's father repeatedly mentioned the score in the match and Carragher is heard to say, "Alright", before appearing to spit at the auto alongside his.

"Whatever someone's done I hate angry mob bullying", Rachel said last night.

The father has told the Mirror: "We don't want him to lose his job". It is not about that. He is only human and we all make mistakes.

His wife added: "He did seem extremely sorry".

Carragher appeared on Sky News yesterday as the story was gathering momentum to plead for forgiveness.

The fallout from Jamie Carragher's "moment of madness" continues.

"It was just that moment of madness for four or five seconds".

"It was nearly an out-of-body thing but you can't ever behave like that, it's unacceptable", he told Sky News on Monday.

"You can't condone that behaviour".

You could clearly hear that the 14-year-old girl who was spat on was upset after the incident, and didn't sound particularly pleased at her dad's efforts.

Jamie Carragher's hopes of avoiding the sack by Sky Sports have received a timely lift after the family he spat at insisted they did not want him to lose his job.

"They [the police] came down and told me, in a very serious fashion, that using your phone while in a vehicle obviously has serious consequences", Mr Hughes told the Mirror.

"I've got a daughter the same's hard to find the words for the way I'd react".

"It is my biggest regret of course, but all I can do right now is apologise".

Mr Hughes, who says he "hates Scousers" on his Instagram page, spots Carragher driving home after covering the match for Sky Sports and from an open vehicle window yells at him: '2-1, 2-1, unlucky Jamie lad, 2-1 lad'.

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