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.
Footage has emerged of Sky pundit Jamie Carragher spitting at 2 football fans. A father and his 14 year old daughter. 😷 pic.twitter.com/ufkt0u1z89
— 360Sources (@360Sources) March 11, 2018
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.