(Soccer) Spitting English pundit Jamie Carragher made millions, report saysWorld | 13 Mar 2018 9:36 pm
Jamie Carragher the former England and Liverpool soccer player who was suspended by Sky Sports after being captured on video spitting at a teenage girl from his car is estimated to be worth US$21 million, a media report in London says.
The Express, citing The Richest, reports today the Liverpudlian is worth "a whopping US$21 million or around £15 million.''
The British footballer played as a defender for Liverpool and was the vice captain of the club. He had a contact with the club paying £90,000 a week, totalling £4.7m a year, The Express reports.
Originally from Merseyside, he is married to Nicola Hart and the couple have two children.
He has apologized for spitting at the teenage girl.
Sky Sports reported that the commentator, who has a daughter the same age as the girl who was caught up in the incident, said his behavior "cannot be condoned.''
"Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie's actions, we have made that clear to him in person today and suspended him from his duties.
"It falls well below the standards we expect of our people," the UK broadcaster said in a statement.
In the video, which was filmed after Carragher's former club lost 2-1 at Old Trafford and obtained by the Daily Mirror, the 40-year-old can be seen driving his black SUV as a Manchester United fan notices him and beeps his horn, Sky News reports.
The car driver says: "There's Jamie's Carragher there, look," before shouting "2-1, 2-1, unlucky Jamie lad, 2-1 lad."
At that point Carragher, who has wound down his window, spits towards the car.
The 14-year-old daughter of the Manchester United fan, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car, can be heard saying she was hit in the face by the spit.
The Independent in London reports that the girl can be heard shouting "He spat at me” before her father replies: "How? Oooh. Nice. Jamie Carragher spat at my daughter. Nice, very nice, Jamie Carragher!”
The video ends with the teenage girl growing increasingly upset and adding: "Will you stop it now?”-Photo: Daily Mirror, UK.