Sky have suspended former Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher until the end of the season after he spat at a family in a car following Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last Saturday.

The former England international has not been sacked by the broadcaster, but he won’t feature on any shows until the end of May at the earliest.

Carragher was filmed by a driver who was mocking him after he was driving away from Old Trafford after watching his former club lose to their bitter rivals and he responded by spitting at the driver, but he hit a 14-year-old girl who was in the passenger seat.

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The ex-Liverpool star has since apologised to the family and has also appeared on TV, where he said he regretted how he acted in what he called “a moment of madness”.

There had been calls from some quarters for Carragher to be sacked, but he also has support from other pundits who hoped that one poor decision didn’t lead to him losing his job.