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Sky Sports analyst and ex-Liverpool star Jamie Carragher suspended for the rest of the season

His employers said they would discuss the possibility of the former player’s return prior to next year’s campaign.

Jamie Carragher (file pic).
Jamie Carragher (file pic).
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Updated at 13.32

SKY SPORTS PUNDIT and former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has been suspended for the remainder of the season, his employers have confirmed.

Carragher was forced to apologise after being caught on video spitting at a car on the motorway having been goaded by the driver.

A Sky Sports spokesman said: “Following an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season.

“Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again.

Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.”

Carragher, 40, apologised to the family and described his behaviour as a “moment of madness”,  although he said he had not seen the girl in the front of the car.

“I have already said I take responsibility for what happened. It was a moment of madness and I’m going to speak to the relevant people to ensure something like this never happens again. Again apologies all round,” Carragher posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

Carragher has also been backed by high-profile colleagues, including former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who has formed a highly regarded punditry team with Carragher at Sky.

He’s massively passionate about football and he’s overstepped the mark and shouldn’t have reacted,” Neville tweeted.

“I’ve been on TV for 3 years with him and this isolated incident shouldn’t stop us working together.”

Additional reporting by AFP

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