The father who shot pundit Jamie Carragher spitting at his 14-year-old daughter is set to be questioned by police for using his mobile while driving as his family request Sky Sports not to sack the former Liverpool defender over the outrageous incident.
Carragher, 40, spat at the car in which the young Manchester United fan was travelling, following a short verbal spat with the girl’s father after Liverpool lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The shocking incident has seen the former defender get suspended by Sky Sports and was informed that he will not appear on Monday Night Football after being axed by Danish channel TV3 Sport.
However, as per the Daily Mail, the parents of the 14-year-old girl have said that they don’t want to see Carragher get sacked and insist that the pundit has shown heartfelt regret in apologising for his actions.
Speaking to Sky News, Carragher called it “a moment of madness”.
He said: “Biggest regret was that a young girl was caught up in the middle of the altercation.
“That devastates me more than anything. I’ve got a daughter exactly the same age and I can’t say how I’d react if someone did that to her.
“I’ve made mistakes in my 25-year career, but this is the worst one.”
The Daily Mail report that Greater Manchester Police are set to contact the girl’s father for using his mobile phone for filming the incident while driving.
He won’t undergo legal action and will instead be advised about the illegal practice by officers, the Daily Mail adds. The AA says both Carragher and the teenager’s father will be given a talking on driver awareness courses over their naïve actions on the road while on the wheel.
Meanwhile, President Edmund King told the Daily Mirror:
“This unsavoury incident is a stark reminder to all drivers that they should concentrate on the road ahead rather than film or road rage at other drivers.
“It is a serious offence to use a hand-held phone at the wheel which one driver certainly seems to be doing.
“The tactical display from both drivers, on attack and in defence, is diabolical.
“Both drivers perhaps need road safety refresher courses.”
This has to go down as one of the biggest blunders in Carragher’s life. It is a shameful act and he has given a wrong message to everyone following his punditry.
African sensation stalling on Serie A move as he wants to join Liverpool
Liverpool FC transfer news: Pepe stalling on Napoli move as he wants to join Reds
The 24-year-old had an excellent campaign for Lille last season as they finished second to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
Pepe scored 22 goals and provided 11 assists in the league, and the winger was also a part of the Ivory Coast side that participated in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Liverpool having a quiet summer window
The Reds were extremely busy last summer but this time around, they haven’t been too active.
Only Sepp van den Berg has joined the club, and the youngster should feature for the Reds in pre-season soon.
Liverpool have been linked with Pepe throughout the summer, and it is interesting to see that the winger is still with Lille.
Joining Liverpool is a no-brainer for him given that we won the Champions League last season and could do better in the following campaign.
The only problem in a move for Pepe would be his position. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane cannot be replaced in the first XI while Roberto Firmino is coming off a wonderful Copa America campaign.
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Pepe would want first-team starts at his next club and that is something Liverpool cannot guarantee him right now.
Boost for Liverpool as PL club prefers selling star man to Champions League clubs
Latest Liverpool transfer news: Palace prefer selling Zaha to clubs such as Liverpool and not Arsenal
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims Crystal Palace are open to
Zaha is one of the best attackers in the Premier League and prefers a move to Arsenal, however, Palace
However, Solhekol believes Palace will only sell if they get the right price, and won’t stand in the way if a top club approaches them.
“They are saying ‘look, he’s our player, we would understand if he wanted to leave to go and play for a Champions League club, but Arsenal are not a Champions League club’.
“They wouldn’t stand in his way if Barcelona or Real Madrid or PSG or Manchester City or Liverpool were trying to sign him.
“But when it comes to Arsenal, they don’t feel that the attraction there is as much as it would be at a club that was in the Champions League.”
Palace have already sold one star in the summer
Zaha would be a great addition to the team but he would not be able to replace any of our front three at the moment.
The Ivorian would provide cover to our attackers but he would want to start games regularly after impressing at Selhurst Park.
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Liverpool won the Champions League last season and we seem set to challenge for more laurels in the coming years under Jurgen Klopp.
“Maybe the time has come” – Liverpool stalwart opens up about chances of landing Ballon d’Or
Latest Liverpool news: Van Dijk believes a defender can win the Ballon d’Or
The former Southampton defender was possibly the best centre-back in the world last season and won the PFA Player of the Year award.
Van Dijk made our defence one of the best in Europe, and the Dutch defender was asked about winning the Ballon d’Or, an award that has been lifted mostly by attackers in recent years:
“It’s an honour if people are talking about it, but what can I do? I have no influence on anything. The people that have an influence on it, they have to decide who’s going to win it.”
The Liverpool star added that he had a great season last time around and wanted an even better campaign in the coming months.
The Dutchman was reminded that the last defender to win the award was Fabio Cannavaro in 2016, and Van Dijk believed that things could change:
“Maybe now, I don’t know. I can understand the fact that normally strikers or No.10s win these kind of awards because it’s more attractive to see. But maybe the time has come to change it.”
Van Dijk in a battle to land the honour
The Dutch defender has been supreme since joining from St. Mary’s and should improve further in the coming seasons.
It will be interesting to see who wins the Ballon d’Or this time. Lionel Messi won the La Liga title with Barcelona while Cristiano Ronaldo won the Nations League and the Serie A title.
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However, Van Dijk lifted the Champions League in the summer and hopefully, a Liverpool player wins the crown.