Date: 12th March 2018 at 9:40am
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Jamie Carragher is the latest human being to be thrown to the mob because he did something a bit awful. A cursory glance at the comments beneath newspaper articles and at social media this morning reveals that he must not just lose his job, but also be hog-tied and have the legend ‘VILE’ branded upon his forehead.

This outraged consumer sums up much of the mood.

Let me be clear, spitting at someone isn’t nice.

It’s come to be acknowledged over time as a particularly low rent and frankly gross way of attacking someone.

The fact that the British Police have had to employ ‘spit-hoods’ when dealing with some of their least charming clientele tells you pretty much all you need to know.

Watching the video clip in full, I have to say my outrage has yet to be triggered. In fact I’m less interested in Carra’s behaviour because I can process what he did. I can ‘understand’ why he did what he did.

Watching the video clip in full, the only elements I am struggling with take place in the car of the emotionally scarred Manchester United fans.

Use of a mobile phone whilst driving is not just stupidly dangerous, but illegal.

More than that, what sort of cretin smirks and reiterates the score of a football match in order to engage in ‘banter’? How is that vaguely funny? Oh hang on, I know …the sort of cretin that drives their daughter home whilst simultaneously shooting a video on a mobile phone out of the passenger window.

I’ve developed ‘dad fingers’ and using a smart phone to do basically anything usually results in a liberal amount of swearing and a screen shot of Angry Birds being sent to my cleaner, just before the battery warning starts going off and I hurl the damn thing.

So this moron clearly saw Carra and prepared the whole thing. Paparazzi routinely hassle stars in order to provoke ‘angry’ photos because they sell.

I’m not an accredited spittle expert, but it looked to me as if basic physics prevented the Sky pundit’s phlegm from causing any significant harm.

Carragher is a naff commentator on the game and I find his accent irritating. However, does him doing something regrettable like this mean he should lose his job and have his reputation destroyed? Absolutely not.

What would be more useful, is for the clowns like the delinquent driver here be exposed as not being harmless, exposed as not being funny.

I would offer the daughter counselling if she is diagnosed as needing some and request that the appropriate Police Service mount a full investigation into what the father was playing at, and sanction him accordingly.

  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Keena March 13, 2018 at 9:16 am

    In my cuntry , spiting is how we say, good morning, good afternoon & goodnight. (But we dont use phones while driving)

    • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

      People like you want deporting no matter what cuntry you’re in…

      You May Find A Cleaner Cab

  • Urbane Sturgeon March 13, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Caragger’s a revolting dick who’s response to juvenile taunting is to meet it with a full on, thick, juvenile response. Send him back to school for a few years then execute him.

  • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I think everyone has pretty much said what they want to say about Carragher, he’s pretty much on a par with Fred and Rosemary West at the moment in terms of popularity.

    However, and this is crucial, there has been NO criticism of a father in charge of a speeding vehicle, not watching the road whilst filming a video with his own daughter in then passenger seat.

    Not only is ‘Dad’ behaving like an irresponsible 14 year old himself but he’s setting no example whatsoever to his child. I would say what he did is as bad as Carragher’s spitting and the knobhead should be knicked or cautioned for endangering life on the road.

    The father’s clearly a twat and so is Carragher, the only victim here is a 14 year old child getting caught up in a ‘moment’ between two fully grown men behaving like children themselves.

    I could not give a fuck, I hope Carragher keeps his job just to emphasise what a prick ‘Daddy’ was in all of this.

    Give me one reason should he get away with incriminating himself on video for being a danger to himself, his daughter and other road users?

    Everyone can just fuck off, the media is full of shit…

  • Nick March 12, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I don’t condone what the provocation was & the guy who carried it out deserves punishment but Carragher should know better & I feel he will loose his job by bringing sky into disrepute,difficult to do I know but if keys & gray got sacked for talking of smashing back doors in then the scouse idiot must go

  • alan granville March 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I’m sure Jamie is by now heartily embarrassed for what he did. But who of us have not done things we wish we hadn’t. But what was far worse was the twat who provoked him with a child in the car and for his dangerous driving. What Jamie did was wrong but not nearly as bad as the other chap. Jamie should have given him a good old Liverpool knuckle sandwich.

    • mystic arnold March 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      The driver sounds like one of those people who like winding people up and when his/her victum retailates says Can t you take a joke

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Well in H. This twat was so concerned with his daughter he used a camera phone whilst driving. There was more than what he filmed that’s for sure. People actually sayingvhe spat on a 14 year old girl. Didn’t even see her and spit barely registered. More pond life with a phone looking for a victim. By the reaction you’d think
    Carragher walked up to a small girl and flemmed in the face. He shouldn’t of engaged but its just more persecution culture.

  • Erik March 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    He’s now always going to be the bloke who spat at a child, regardless of the provocation, and that’s why Sky will sack him.
    Rodney Marsh got the heave ho for that Tsunami/Toon Army thing.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Rodney Marsh was always rubbish. Win win.

      • Erik March 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        True dat.

      • mystic arnold March 12, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        I remember seeing him at 7 sisters one match day trying to get a taxi for the massive walk to the old ground

  • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I use a an LED scroller to respond to people that annoy me on the road…

  • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Fine Carrrrragger, and fine the filmer twice. Once for filming whilst driving and again for selling it to the Sun.

  • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 11:15 am

    All this so called banter is getting out of hand and one day someone will be seriously hurt or worse. The father is a twat, what sort of example is he setting for his daughter. Carra should not have reacted like that by spitting, but he is a pundit and like all people who work in tv has a responsibility not to react too badly .. Banter is hurtful sometimes ,especially when your team loses.
    Got to add ,what a mouthful of spit, he must be dehydrated after that gob. I’ve heard people say they would prefer a punch in the face rather than spit, I wouldn’t want either, but spit is less painful.

  • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Just how stupid do you have to be to gob at someone who’s filming you?

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Try filming me whilst being an unfunny wanker and find out!

  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Did the spit actually hit the girl..? It looked more like a spray that a proper gob, Im not sure his aim was good enough to get the girl.
    I will await the court case and the Monica Lewinsky moment where a spit covered Man U shirt is admitted as evidence against the beast that is Jame Carragher

  • mattspurs March 12, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Isn’t spitting now classed as assault?

    It’s a pretty awful and stupid thing to do. Wind up the window, turn the music up. Instead the idiot has lost his job.

    The bloke goading him clearly doing so dangerously but then idiots who drive whilst on the phone are ten a penny.

    • MysteriousStranger March 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      This sounds like you are making excuses for the cretin driving whilst on his phone cos there are so many of them, therefore it’s somehow OK?

  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 10:20 am

    The best this about this is hearing all the Sky pundits on Talk Shite squirming and wriggling trying to both defend and castigate ‘Carra’ in the same sentence.

    I could give less than half a shit that he spat at another gobby scouser giving him ‘bants’. I can see why he might snap.

    Should he be fired…probably not for the incident but Sky will have to take some sort of moral high ground. maybe he can donate some cash to a charity for kids with no salver glands of sumink

  • Christopher Newby March 12, 2018 at 10:16 am

    The dad is a pratt and obviously not the best father in the world. Carragher was just going about his day and shouldn’t have to deal with idiots like this. Saying that, he should know better than to react. And to see the little girl sitting his side and nowhere near the father I find it awful that he would spit. He should lose his job because when you’re on the TV there are slightly different rules and repercussions for you. they’re just are.

    • MysteriousStranger March 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Little girl? She’s 14, not 4.

  • Accy March 12, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Maybe he rolled his window down to spit after a fly flew into his mouth. He had no idea the Dad and daughter just happened to be taunting him.

  • Will knight March 12, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I’m sorry but spitting is not acceptable at any level… it’s disgusting and should be sacked immedaiately. Yes the driver will also be banned and punished. However, let’s keep the focus… A grown man paid millions to front a tv channel we pay hundreds of pounds a year to watch, who should be setting an example to children, spat at a child!!!!

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Why should he be setting an example to children?

    • MysteriousStranger March 12, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      Will he be punished? Feel free to post a link with his conviction when it happens.

  • Ronan March 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Can’t be many who’d respond to such clownish goading by spitting on the clown’s daughter.