Jamie Carragher made an emotional apology yesterday on Sky News after a video emerged of him spitting at the family of a Manchester United fan.
The Liverpool legend has been suspended by Sky Sports after The Mirror first posted the video on their website.
He said: "I have brought shame on the name of football. I was a role model, people looked to me. I've made mistakes in my 25 year career, but this is the worst one."
Carragher appeared genuinely remorseful and first apologised on social media last night before facing up to the cameras.
His former rival turned presenting pal Gary Neville gave Carragher his backing after the suspension was announced, insisting that he does not deserve to lose his job.
I’ve just watched Carra23 say sorry. No excuses he’s made a big mistake . He’s massively passionate about football and he’s overstepped the mark and shouldn’t have reacted . I’ve been on TV for 3 years with him and imo this isolated incident shouldn’t stop us working together— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 12, 2018
Carragher was not used on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football last night and it is uncertain at this stage if he will feature again this season.
Fans of his former club Liverpool are largely in support of Carragher, and like Neville believe that one moment of madness should not define him.
Carragher has been publicly humiliated by his own actions, and this is not an incident rival fans will let him forget any time soon.
Here is a look at the Liverpool fan reaction to his apology interview...
Jamie Carragher is stupid for doing what he's done. However, seriously what else can he do now?— AdamOCKOP (@AW09186) March 12, 2018
He's apologised repeatedly to the family, Sky & the public. Went on Sky News when most would hide. Sacking him isn't the answer in my opinion
People deserve 2nd chances #sky #lfc
People nowadays can't wait for some people to make something not-good ,to blame every second on them. 2018 and we're getting worse...— Hened Collaku (@henedersonn) March 12, 2018
Jamie Carragher is a boss , and one bad moment doesn't define him @Carra23
I would've done the same tbh.#YNWA #LFC
Yes @Carra23 made a huge mistake. He should never have done what he did. He's held his hands up and apologised and admitted he was wrong. Whats done is done. Lets move on now please people. #carragher Still a bloody legend and a hero to me #lfc pic.twitter.com/3pA06DDgyY— Paul (@lfcrage) March 12, 2018
Women who interviewed Jamie Carragher on Sky News says "You were a professional footballer you should be used to banter far worse than this" Sorry what? Banter? He was driving his car and a random bloke started abusing him? Reacted poorly but apology is enough. #LFC #SkyNews— Euan Zaha Wilson (@EuanWilson96) March 12, 2018
@SkyNews Seriously, nothing more important going on in world than @Carra23 story?? #Brexit #Syria #myanmar #burma #Palestine #NHScrisis— 'Sir' Nisar Mir #FBPE (@nisarmir21) March 12, 2018
to make a few. Been on 4 times in last 2 hours!
Spitting is wrong & condemnable but perspective please #Carragher #LFC #YNWA #MondayBlues
Reputation of #LFC, the players, fans & city all tarnished by the disgusting actions of @Carra23. There's no excuse. You can't pretend to believe that but also feel the need to say you were goaded. As a fan, I'm angry & will have no sympathy if he's sacked by #SkySport #Carragher— Richard Tipper (@RichTipper) March 12, 2018