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Date published: Monday 12th March 2018 1:46

Jamie Carragher will miss the next two weeks of Sky Sports coverage after spitting at a 14-year-old girl.

The former Liverpool defender, and Sky pundit, arrived in London on Monday morning to meet with his bosses after he appeared to spit at a 14-year-old girl over the weekend.

In a video of the incident, the teenager’s Manchester United-supporting father repeatedly mentioned the scoreline in United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool, and Carragher is heard to say, “Alright”, before spitting at the car.

Carragher apologised to the teenage girl after the video emerged on Sunday evening.

The pundit was scheduled to feature on this week’s edition of Monday Night Football for Manchester City’s clash with Stoke, but will instead sit it out.

He will not be featured on Sky Sports’ live coverage for the next two weeks either, although that break was already scheduled before the incident came to light.

The Daily Mirror, who broke the initial story, say that Carragher ‘has not been sacked from working as a pundit for the company’.

Sky released a statement, saying: “Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie’s actions, we have made that clear to him in person today and suspended him from his duties.

“It falls well below the standards we expect of our people.”

 

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