Former England defender Jamie Carragher has apologised to a family after spitting at their car following Liverpool’s defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Carragher wrote on his Twitter account: “Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening. I was goaded 3/4 times along the motorway while being filmed & lost my rag. No excuse apologies.”
Mobile phone footage shows Carragher spitting towards the open window of the car.
In the video, obtained by the Daily Mirror, the 40-year-old can be seen driving his black SUV, as a Manchester United fan spots him and beeps his horn.
The car driver says: “There’s Jamie’s Carragher there, look,” before shouting “2-1, 2-1, unlucky Jamie lad, 2-1 lad.”
At that point Carragher, who has wound down his window, spits towards the car.
The 14-year-old daughter of the Manchester United fan, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car, can be heard saying she was hit in the face by the spit.
The incident occurred after Carragher’s former club lost 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Carragher is understood to have phoned the family on Sunday to apologise.
A spokesman for Sky Sports said the “unacceptable behaviour” will be addressed with Carragher, who works as a football pundit for the channel.
Carragher is due to present Monday Night Football, covering the Stoke v Manchester City match tonight.