Sky Sports has suspended Jamie Carragher as a pundit for rest of the season after he was filmed spitting at a Manchester United fan's car last weekend.
The former Liverpool defender claims he was goaded by the driver following United's 2-1 win over Liverpool but some of his spit hit the United fan's 14-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the backseat.
In a statement, Sky Sports said it has taken the decision to bench the 40-year-old pundit following an internal review of the incident.
"Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again," it said.
"Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role."