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Gary Lineker and Geoff Shreeves argue on Twitter over the Carragher spitting incident

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Jamie Carragher was suspended by Sky Sports on Monday after a video of him spitting at a 14-year-old Manchester United fan went viral.

The former Liverpool defender was working as a pundit during his former side's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Old Trafford.

Carragher, being goaded by a Man United fan in a car, was filmed opening his window and spitting towards the shocked supporter and his daughter.

On Monday afternoon, the 40-year-old pundit appeared on Sky Sports to apologise for his actions.

“It was a moment of madness, it’s difficult for me to explain," Carragher said to presenter Sarah Hewson. "No matter the circumstances, you can’t ever behave like that.

"You can’t obviously condone that behaviour no matter what. In any way shape or form, where you are, who you represent. I’ve let Sky Sports down, my family and the family involved.

"I called the family and they were upset.

"The biggest regret, certainly, is for the 14 year old girl to be caught in the middle of this, and my altercation with the father.


"It is my biggest regret of course, but all I can do right now is apologise. I can’t go back. Hopefully they accept that. I’d like to apologise once more to them all."

Lineker and Shreeves go at it on Twitter

BT Sport and BBC presenter Gary Lineker posted a humorous tweet after Carragher was taken off Monday Night Football duties for Sky Sports.

Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves has been working alongside Carragher since 2013 and was not amused by Lineker's light-hearted post.

Shreeves and Lineker had a Twitter spat in the public sphere.


'Blimey' indeed.

It's worth noting that Gary Lineker's light-hearted message about Carragher's suspension was followed up with a serious tweet just moments later.

Carragher made 737 appearances for Liverpool and won 38 England caps.

Danish television channel TV3 Sport took Carragher off his punditry duties for Tuesday night's Champions League clash between Man United and Sevilla.

It remains unclear whether Sky Sports will allow him to return.

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