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Jamie Carragher set to return to Sky Sports next season

Jamie Carragher.
Jamie Carragher.

Jamie Carragher will resume his role as a pundit on Sky Sports next season.

The former Liverpool defender was suspended by the broadcaster in March after footage appeared online showing Carragher spitting at the car of a Manchester United fan.

At first, it appeared Carragher was smiling at the United fans, a 14-year-old girl and her father, but then wound his window down and spat at their car. The young girl was then heard saying the spit had hit her.

The Daily Mail have now reported that Carragher has held talks with network bosses and has been allowed to return to his role while on a 'final warning'.

A Sky spokesman said: ‘We’ve spoken to Jamie and reminded him of the standards we expect at Sky Sports. He has shown remorse, is hugely apologetic for the offence he caused and has taken the appropriate steps to make sure that the incident will not be repeated.’

Carragher appeared in a live interview on Sky News following the incident and spoke of his remorse.

"It was a moment of madness that is difficult to explain," he said. "Watching those clips back is like an out of body experience. No matter what the circumstances, you can't ever behave like that.

"There are loads of regrets but for a 14-year-old girl to be caught up, it devastates me more than anything else. A young girl who wasn't involved in anything, has now been embroiled in this. All I can do is apologise as much as I can.

"It's part of being a public figure and I've never reacted like that before. It won't happen again. I can't explain why I've reacted like that. This whole sorry incident I've dragged that family into is devastating for them, devastating for my family and it's all down to me."

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