The verdict is in and the sentence has been passed: Jamie Carragher has been removed from Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football for at least the next couple of weeks.
This comes after Carragher was filmed spitting at a Manchester United fan and his teenage daughter (after being antagonised) following United’s win over Liverpool on Saturday.
According to the Mirror, who are having a field day with all this after apprehending the original footage, Carragher has been removed from tonight’s edition of MNF (Stoke versus Man City) after being called into Sky Sports headquarters to explain his actions on Monday morning.
It’s understood that the ex-Liverpool defender, 40, has not been sacked as a pundit, but will be spending the next two weeks off screen “as part of a break that was already booked” prior to the spitting incident hitting the headlines.
So… nothing much has changed really. Carra goes to ground for a fortnight, returns to MNF next month, gives us an uneasy smirk while Gary Neville makes a quip about his misdemeanour (“something something rolls off the tongue, etc, etc”) and everything carries on as per.