Football pundit filmed spitting in a 14-year-old girl’s face (video)

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.”

 In the video the ex-Liverpool player pulls up in his Range Rover in heavy traffic after Saturday's match

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!”

 

 Video footage showed the pair exchanged a wave before the dad said 'Unlucky Jamie lad!' in reference to Liverpool losing 2-1 to Manchester United
When the teasing continued Carragher spat — hitting the teenager who was in the passenger seat and leaving her in tears.

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 star has apologised in person and on Twitter for the vile attack

 The 14-year-old girl was left sobbing after spitting in a fury at her

 The Sky football pundit apologised and said what he did was out of character
The Sky football pundit apologised and said what he did was out of character

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.