Jamie Carragher’s former team-mate David Thompson has defended our ex-centre-back for the spitting incident which could cost him his job.
Carra was filmed launching saliva at a goading Manchester United fan following Liverpool’s 2-1 Old Trafford defeat.
Unfortunately for Carra, the idiot fan’s daughter was in the passenger seat and was the victim of his poor decision.
You can watch the incident below:
Here's that SHAMEFUL video of Carragher spitting at a Man Utd fan – should he lose his job at Sky over this?
🎥 via the Mirror pic.twitter.com/Z6CLFE8SVn
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) March 12, 2018
For Liverpool fans, this is an embarrassing incident, to be honest.
We were outraged at El Hadji Diouf for spitting at a Celtic fan all those years ago, so have to treat this in a similar way.
Obviously the fan filming Carra whilst driving is a complete tool, especially as he made money from a clip in which his daughter is clearly distressed, but that doesn’t completely alleviate the pundit from blame.
Thompson is sympathetic, and we only hope the rest of football will be as well.
We really hope he can make amends and get back to being the best mouthpiece in football in the business.
In fairness, he apologised immediately and has accepted complete responsibility.
I’ve known Jamie Carragher for 30 years and I can tell you now that incident is completely out of character for him,fair play for phoning the guy and his daughter up and apologising,he’s only human at the end of day and the frustration has got the better of him.
— David Thompson (@77thomo) March 12, 2018