Carragher Axed From Champions League TV Coverage

News Comes After Spitting Incident

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher has been dropped from TV coverage of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash between Manchester United and Sevilla. The news comes after the former Liverpool man was videoed spitting at a United fan and his daughter following Saturday’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Carragher was due to take punditry duties for Danish TV station TV3 Sport on Tuesday, but an executive from the station’s owner MTG Sports says they have decided to stand down Carragher in the wake of Saturday’s incident.

“It does not look good. He should have been to Old Trafford tomorrow for United-Sevilla, but we have chosen to sit him out.” Peter Norrelund told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

“We have sent an employee to Liverpool so we can get it straight from the horse’s mouth.”

Carragher was caught on video having what is being described as ‘a bit of banter’ with the United fan and his 14-year-old daughter on Saturday afternoon. But things turned nasty when the United fan mentioned his side’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Carragher spat at the pair with the United fan claiming some of the former England international’s saliva landed on his daughter.

Carragher has since phoned the man in question to apologise to him and his daughter. However, there have been calls for him to be sacked by Sky Sports.

But the 40-year-old also claimed that the incessant nature of the ribbing meant he saw the red mist.

“It was a bit more than, ‘Hiya Jamie, it was 2-1’” Carragher said.

“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?”