Jamie Carragher been suspended by Sky Sports for the rest of the football season after spitting at a father and his teenage daughter through his car window.
The Liverpool legend says he was being goaded by a Manchester United fan at traffic lights - and has since apologised for his actions.
There were calls for Carragher to be sacked from his role as a football pundit following the incident, which was branded 'absoulte filth' and 'cowardly' on talkSPORT.
The parents of the 14-year-old girl have urged Sky not to sack the former defender, with her father telling the Daily Mirror that he had personally apologised and shown genuine remorse.
But the broadcaster, who suspended Carragher on Monday , says it will sit down with him before the next season to discuss whether he's ready to return.
A statement from Sky Sports on Wednesday read: “Following an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season.
"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. B
"Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.”