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Jamie Carragher reacts after being suspended until the end of the season by Sky Sports

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"I've made mistakes in those 25 years [as a professional footballer and pundit], but this, the mistake I've made [on Saturday], is a huge one."

Those were the words of an emotional Jamie Carragher on Sky News on Monday as he apologised for spitting in the direction of a 14-year-old girl over the weekend.

On his drive home from Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday, the 40-year-old was goaded by another driver and completely lost his cool.

In retaliation, Carragher wound down his window and spat at the car, not realising there was a young girl sitting in the passenger seat.

Carragher has since accepted full responsibility for the incident, apologised to the family involved and admitted his behaviour "cannot be condoned".

His career as a pundit now hangs in the balance and according to Sky News, Sky Sports have made another big decision on the Liverpool legend.

Carragher, who was initially suspended for a couple of weeks, has now been suspended until the end of the season, at which point he will sit down with bosses and discuss the future.

A Sky Sports spokesman said: "Following an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season.

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"Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again.

"Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role."

And Carragher has responded on Twitter with another emotional tweet (see below).

He wrote: "I have already said I take responsibility for what happened. It was a moment of madness and I’m going to speak to the relevant people to ensure something like this never happens again. Again apologies all round."

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