Tuesday 23 July 2019

Jamie Carragher's Sky Sports return date confirmed after serving spitting ban

Jamie Carragher appeared to spit at Manchester United fans earlier this year
Jamie Carragher appeared to spit at Manchester United fans earlier this year

Jamie Carragher will return to the Sky Sports studio for the first time since March next week after serving a suspension for spitting towards a Manchester United fan.

The former Liverpool captain was caught on camera spitting towards a car with two Manchester United fans, including a 14-year-old girl, following United's 2-1 win over old foes Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Carragher offered a series of emotional apologies and admitted "he lost it for four or five seconds" after being taunted over the result by the driver, Andy Hughes, who filmed the incident on his mobile phone.

Fellow Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville last night confirmed Carragher's return.

"Nine days to go till the Premier League starts again on Sky Sports with the return of Friday Night football where I will join Kelly Cates and the lovely Jamie Carragher," wrote Neville on Twitter.

"It's Manchester United vs Leicester City can't wait. PS. Maguire vs Vardy".

The incident in March caused huge controversy with Sky swiftly taking action against Carragher. 

"Following an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season," read a Sky statement at the time.

"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."

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