Vinnie Jones has slammed Jamie Carragher after the ex-Liverpool defender was filmed spitting at a 14-year-old girl and her father while driving.
Carragher was goaded in the aftermath of the Anfield club’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday and lost his cool, winding down his window and spitting at the passenger side of another car.
He has since apologised but the 40-year-old travelled down to London for talks with his employers, Sky Sports, on Monday.
But those actions have not stopped renowned ‘hard man’ of football Jones – who was no stranger to controversy during his career – from wading into the storm.
“It is cowardly. How has the lad driving not driven after Jamie, rammed him, dragged him out of the car and beat seven… you know what I mean?” he said.
“If someone spat at my daughter sitting in the car, I would have been after them. There is no sitting on the fence here, Jamie is down the road – down the job centre tomorrow.
“Spitting at 14-year-olds through a window? He is presenting on the TV. For Christ’s sake, he is supposed to be one of the top men. You can’t condone that whatsoever. It is filth, it is absolute filth.”
And Jones wasn’t the only one.
Twitter’s Photoshop experts (and not-so-experts) also saw it as an opportunity to attack Carragher:
While others speculated about his next career move: