Jamie Carragher snatches phone from fan after being ‘riled up’ by heated crowd

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This is the moment Jamie Carragher appears to grab a fan's phone as makes his way through a jeering crowd.

The former defender was caught on camera while walking through hostile and provocative supporters at Nottingham Forest's City Ground on Sunday. The home side were taking on Tottenham Hotspur and Carragher, 44, was there working for Sky Sports. Footage appears to show the Liverpool legend grabbing a mobile from a fan as abuse is shouted his way, before exchanging words with another.

He is then escorted onto the side of the pitch by stewards, where he gestures to the home fans – some of whom had been calling him a "Scouse b******".

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Approached for comment via Sky, Jamie issued a statement and said: “I was being escorted from one part of The City Ground to another, past some vocal fans with plenty of heckling. For me, no harm was intended from either side.”

Video shows the pundit making his way through the crowd while working at the Premier League clash, which Tottenham won 2-0.

As he is walking with stewards, one fan appears to push his phone in Carragher's face. Carragher then seemingly snatches the phone out his hand, while supporters hurl abuse at him.

Another clip appears to show Carragher arguing with a separate fan, before he eventually makes his way down the stairs and on to the pitch.

In a final video, Forest supporters can be heard collectively chanting more abuse at Carragher, before he turns round and shrugs his shoulders in their direction.

An eyewitness claimed: "He was getting a lot of stick when he was coming down the stairs and then he stopped and grabbed some lad's phone. He seemed pretty riled up by it all – at one point I thought he was going to properly kick off."

Carragher was previously suspended for several months by Sky after footage emerged of him spitting into a car following a match in 2018.


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