Jamie Carragher laments 'moment of madness' for spitting incident

Rachel Riley weighs in on 'mob bullying' after Jamie Carragher spitting video

Rachel Riley weighs in on 'mob bullying' after Jamie Carragher spitting video

The 32-year-old urged people to show "decency" after the former footballer was seen hurling saliva at the teenager and her dad, which has led to him being suspended by Sky Sports.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was suspended as a soccer analyst by the Sky television network on Monday after being filmed spitting in the direction of a 14-year-old girl through his vehicle window.

A motorist had filmed himself goading the ex-Liverpool star after the side's defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.

In footage widely shown on British media, Carragher is seen winding down the window of his auto and spitting at another vehicle following Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday. A male voice can be heard saying "unlucky Jamie lad, 2-1!" before Carragher spits.

On Twitter, Carragher wrote: "Totally out of order and I've apologised personally to all the family this evening".

But Shreeves refused to back down and launched a personal attack on Lineker, responding: "No I haven't. I'd like to apologise once more to them all".

Carragher described his actions as a "moment of madness", adding: "I have no excuse and it's devastating for the family involved and my own family". "No matter the circumstances, you can't ever behave like that".

Carragher said the incident did not represent "the real me".

"My biggest regret is for the 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of it", Carragher said.

The ex-England global has spoken to the family and the daughter to personally apologise, but the incident has triggered widespread debate about whether or not Carragher should lose his job as a football analyst, with Sky Sports taking the immediate decision to suspend him pending further talks. "I was a role model, people looked up to me".

'There's no doubt what I have done is disgusting, I apologise for it, ' said Carragher, who has a daughter the same age as the girl he spat at.

On a serious note, we all make mistakes, @Carra23 made a big one.

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