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How police will punish father of 14-year-old girl in Jamie Carragher spitting incident

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Sunday was a truly awful day for Jamie Carragher.

The 40-year-old had just watched his former side lose 2-1 to bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, but what he did following that game was truly shocking.

After being goaded for the result by another driver after the game, Carragher inexplicably spat out of his window in the direction of the car, which hit a 14-year-old girl.

His actions were truly disgusting, and he too acknowledged that after the incident.

"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," Carragher told Sky News on Monday, per the Mirror.

"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."

Carragher has since been suspended from his role at Sky Sports, and it is unclear whether he will ever be allowed to return.


But whereas Carragher's actions received much criticism, the father of the 14-year-old girl was also condemned for filming the incident whilst driving.

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In the video, the driver is visibly not looking at the road, instead focusing most of his attention on heckling the former Liverpool man.

And it has now been revealed that he will be punished by police, but not as badly as some would expect him to be.

According to the Mirror, police are expected to speak to the driver of the vehicle who filmed Jamie Carragher spitting at his daughter, for using a mobile phone at the wheel.

But, he is not expected to be prosecuted and will instead be given 'advice' by Greater Manchester officers about the illegal practice.

This means he is only looking at a £200 fine and six penalty points on licences. It seems as if he will be let off lightly for his part in the incident.



And the President of The Automobile Association (AA) has also called for further punishment for both Carragher and the father of the girl.

AA President Edmund King said: "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."

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