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The family that Jamie Carragher spat on has had their say on his future

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It feels like the whole world is talking about Jamie Carragher right now.

The former Liverpool legend has made the headlines after he was filmed spitting at a man and his 14-year-old daughter following a confrontation driving away from Old Trafford following Man United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

The man, evidently a United fan, was seen goading Carragher about the result and that prompted the former England defender to wind down his window and spit.

Carragher has been suspended from his punditry duties with Sky Sports and while many big names have waded in on the situation, their opinions seem divided on whether he should keep his job.

During an interview with Sky News, Carragher said: “I have no excuse and it is ­devastating for the family involved and my own family, but it is my actions which have brought that on.

"You can’t condone that behaviour. No matter what the circumstances, you cannot ever behave like that, it is just unacceptable. There is no doubt what I have done is disgusting. I apologise for it.

“Watching those clips back it feels like an out-of-body thing, that moment of madness for four or five seconds.”

While many people have called for Carragher to lose his job with Sky Sports - which nets him a reported £1 million a year - the parents of the 14-year-old girl do not.

According to The Mirror, her 42-year-old dad said: “We don’t want him to lose his job. It is not about that. We wanted an apology and ­explanation. He seems contrite. Everyone makes mistakes, we are all human.”

His wife, 38, added: “He did seem extremely sorry.”

Carragher revealed on Sky News he had sat down with Sky Sports to discuss the situation and it would be their decision whether he remains in his role or not.

When pressed about whether he deserves to keep his job or not, he said: “It is not my decision. I am speaking to people at Sky.

“They are very ­disappointed. What I would hope is five seconds of madness would not take over everything.”

Alongside Gary Neville, Carragher is easily one of the best pundits in the game today. Will his apology be enough?

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