On Sunday night, a video of Jamie Carragher spitting at a 14-year-old Manchester United fan quickly went viral online.
The Red Devils had just beaten Liverpool 2-1 thanks to a Marcus Rashford brace – and Carragher was driving home after doing punditry work for Sky Sports at Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s rivalry with Liverpool runs deep and they are far-and-away the two most decorated clubs in English football history.
Carragher spent his whole career at Anfield and has earned a reputation as one of the finest pundits around since hanging up his boots in 2013.
However, his reputation took a major blow on Sunday night.
The 40-year-old father of two – who was being goaded by a Man United fan – was caught on camera opening his window and spitting towards the supporters.
The Mirror published the video, in which the 14-year-old girl was spat on in a shameful moment for Carragher.
Watch the footage below.
Don’t know what’s more weird, Carragher spitting at the girl and this idiot or how the guy’s daughter is telling him to stop being an idiot pic.twitter.com/V13iWrToTe
— ! (@ThibautSave) March 11, 2018
Provoked or not, that’s simply unacceptable behaviour.
Carragher never had a warm relationship with Man United fans but that is no excuse for someone in his position to act like that.
JAMIE CARRAGHER TWEETS A RESPONSE
The former Liverpool defender was on Twitter within 30 minutes of the video surfacing.
Carragher tweeted: “Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening. I was goaded 3/4 times along the motorway while being filmed & lost my rag. No excuse apologies.”
Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening. I was goaded 3/4 times along the motorway while being filmed & lost my rag. No excuse apologies. https://t.co/ofrNfiwhYH
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 11, 2018
He definitely did “lose his rag”.
Carragher told The Mirror: “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?”
Carragher is due to be on Sky Sports Monday Night Football show for Manchester City’s Premier League meeting with Stoke.