Jamie Carragher has been facing calls this weekend to be sacked following Liverpool’s first ever Premier League title win.
Sky Sports bosses are being urged to get rid of the former Reds player after he joined thousands of his former club’s supporters celebrating in the city centre.
He has been slammed for flouting advice from the club and local authorities and attended the boozy party at the city’s Pier Head instead.
Jamie Carragher out there today basicly condoning the mass breaking of government guidelines. Even after the club urged fans not to go. Cant make this up anymore pic.twitter.com/GaHStWF6FG
— Duffy ?? (@Duffyyyy_EFC) June 27, 2020
After the Premier League win on Thursday, police pleaded with fans to avoid mass gatherings.
The club said via social media: “Celebrate safely Reds and respect our city’s public health.”
Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson added: “I am really concerned about scenes at Pier Head tonight.”
“I appreciate LFC fans want to celebrate but please, for your own safety, and that of others, go home and celebrate at home.
“Covid-19 is still a major risk and our city has already lost far too many people to the illness.”
Jamie was seen boasting that he would be enjoying a boozy night during an appearance on Sky Sports.
In a video link-up with an emotional Jordan Henderson, he held a bottle of champagne and said: “Tell me you’re going to get absolutely rotten tonight – like me!
“Come on Jordan. Go for it lad. Enjoy yourself!”
He then popped the cork, having initially struggled, then sprayed it around him.
Photos appeared of Carragher at the celebrations, which has gone on to spark social media outrage, just two years after he suspended by Sky for spitting at fans while driving.
A student paramedic said: “We have ex-Liverpool players at pier head, condoning mass gatherings and showing a lack of Respect for Covid-19 Rules. @Carra23 come on mate, should be setting an example.”
Sky Sports have made no comment, while a source close to the player insisted he only went to accompany his son and followed social distancing.
It is feared mass gatherings will cause coronavirus to spread and put more pressure on the NHS.
The title winning celebrations were criticised on Friday night after fireworks were targeted at the city’s iconic Liver Building – which is owned by Everton – before sparking into a fire.
Footage of the blaze, which has been confirmed by emergency services, has been shared on social media.
Liverpool fans trying to say it was a ‘stray firework’ that set fire to the Liver Building oh yeah cos that’s not aimed at the building at all pic.twitter.com/P6IH0d6Rgu
— ⚽ Simon BRFC Hopkins ⚽ (@HopkinsBRFC) June 26, 2020
Firefighters managed to get it under control and then put out, but it caused Mayor Anderson to tell the supporters to make their way home and is reported to be considering a curfew to stop people gathering in the city centre this weekend.
“We are becoming increasingly concerned about the situation in the city centre after thousands of fans gathered together again to celebrate Liverpool’s Premier League win,” he said.
“People are drinking and causing problems and we just want to make sure that everyone stays safe.
“Large gatherings like these are still not something the city needs as coronavirus continues to be a real risk for us here.
“But we also don’t want any incidents, fuelled by alcohol that could lead to anyone being hurt or involved with police.
“Tomorrow we will look again at what we can do to make sure people are kept safe and this doesn’t keep happening.
“Maybe a curfew could be put in place as police powers have already been upped in the city to deal with anti-social behaviour.”
Fans saw the photos of Jamie Carragher being among those celebrating at the pier, now he’s facing calls to be sacked by Sky Sports…
He was only there to put the fire out by spitting on it.
— Kevin Ellis (@KevEll007) June 27, 2020
It will denied, just a spitting image
— Ria 4 EFC (@Ria4EFC) June 27, 2020
Carragher should not be allowed any where near a football stadium or @SkySportsNews studios, till he hibernated for 14 days.
— Manoj (@MM15try5) June 27, 2020
He should be sacked by Sky.
— David Kearney (@DavidKe1234) June 27, 2020
Carragher is always within spitting distance of everyone.
— ToffeeDoug (@toffeedoug) June 27, 2020
— Dun kun Walker (@diamond12monkey) June 27, 2020
@Carra23 spit on any children this time?
— Nate Webb (@NateWeb22538013) June 27, 2020
I don’t mind it really, what I mind his HIM and that @SkySportsNews beating it into our heads telling us to social distance when they don’t practice, sky’s moral compass is pointing to which agenda they pick, hypocrisy
— mancunial (@mancunial) June 27, 2020
No face mask, no social distancing, drinking alcohol in a public place and being part of the unruly celebrations, what a great example from a Sky Tv presenter.
— Greg Armstrong (@Bluequinton) June 27, 2020
@SkySports is this Jamie Carragher ? Let me guess it weren’t his fault he got dragged down to the pier head ..
— michael roche (@nilsatisi878) June 27, 2020
Spits on kids
Ignores social distancing rules
Sky Sports give him a pay rise.
— Blue Tone – MCFC (@MCFCTone) June 27, 2020
I still don’t understand why Carragher thinks he is so untouchable, time and time again he breaks rules and gets away with it & never seems to show any remorse
— mcfcman (@mcfcman66) June 27, 2020
People can’t honestly expect Sky Sports to sack Carragher for attending that ‘party’. He literally spat on a child while carelessly driving a Range Rover and kept his job. He’s untouchable.
— Soppy Toffee (@SoppyToffee) June 27, 2020