FOOTBALL pundit Jamie Carragher spat in the face of 14-year-old girl after being teased about his ex-club Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United.
Carragher’s Range Rover had pulled up beside her United-supporting dad’s car in heavy traffic after Saturday’s Old Trafford match.
Video shows him spitting at the girl after her dad yelled: “Unlucky Jamie lad — 2-1!”
Carragher, 40, now faces the sack from Sky Sports.
The schoolgirl was reduced to tears after the confrontation on Sunday, saying: “I have never been spat at by anyone before. I thought, ‘Why has he done that’. I thought I had done something wrong.
“People in school take the mick and it is just a laugh. Someone like him who is older should be able to take a joke.”
Defender Carragher has since apologised for spitting at the girl, saying: “I would like to apologise for my actions which were totally out of character.
“What I did was wrong and I have since personally apologised to the family involved.”
The Sky football pundit spat from his Range Rover’s window after pulling up beside the United-supporting dad’s car in heavy traffic after Saturday’s Old Trafford match.
Video footage shows how the pair exchanged an initial wave, before the dad shouted: “Unlucky Jamie lad!” and “2-1!”
Carragher yesterday said he had been “goaded.”
He added: “I was continually goaded and verbally abused numerous times whilst being filmed in slow moving traffic and reacted in a way that is of course regretful.”
Police can bring assault charges over spitting — or prosecute as a public order offence.
Carragher, 40, has said previously in a football column that players spitting at each other is “vile”.
The dad yesterday denied abusing Carragher: “When we spotted him I was just shouting his name. I was not rude or offensive.
“He responded by spitting at my daughter.
“Carragher comes across on TV as a decent guy who likes a laugh.