Carragher suspended by Sky Sports after spitting at fan

Sky are set for talks with Carragher who has apologised to the 14-year-old girl

Former Liverpool star Carragher, 40, was filmed spitting at a 14-year-old girl after he was goaded about the Anfield side's 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester United.

In a video of the incident, the teenager's father repeatedly mentioned Saturday's score - Liverpool lost 2-1 - before Carragher spat.

Reports said that some of Carragher's spit hit the face of the girl, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

The former Liverpool and England defender, who is reported to be paid more than £1 million a year by the broadcaster, apologised on Sunday evening for the incident via Twitter.

"I'm speaking with people and Sky and working out what is best for me and for Sky".

"It's the only time I've reacted like that, it's the only time I'll ever react like that".

Admitting "what I've done is disgusting", he said "if someone had done what I had done on the pitch I would vilify them".

SH: Tell me about the family.

"Obviously I've had Sky Sports, family, and the people most affected are the family involved".

Jamie Carragher has been called to a meeting at Sky Sports after the pundit was caught on camera spitting at a young Manchester United fan. Say that was me, I think my position would be under fire and I think [his] will be.

"They're disappointed I've dragged their name through the mud".

"[It was] a moment of madness, it is hard to explain". I've done a bad thing and have to accept whatever comes my way. I apologise for it.

Sky's statement did not say how long Carragher's suspension would last.

Former Wimbledon player Vinnie Jones commented on the incident saying: "Spitting at 14-year-olds through a window?"

In 2011, Sky sacked football pundit Andy Gray after evidence emerged of sexist behaviour towards female colleagues. "The mistake I've made today is a huge one".

A Danish television channel has pulled him from its coverage of United's Champions League game against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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