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Jamie Carragher Will Not Write For 'Telegraph' Again This Season

Jamie Carragher Will Not Write For 'Telegraph' Again This Season

Having already confirmed that he will not be taking any further part in Sky Sports' coverage of the Premier League this season, former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has similarly discontinued his column in The Telegraph. 

Using the column itself to reveal his decision, Carragher felt it would be disingenuous of him to continue one and not the other:

I have agreed with The Telegraph that I will not be contributing my weekly column for the rest of the season. I, and The Telegraph, have decided it would not be appropriate for me to continue in my role at this particular moment in time.

I would not feel comfortable producing my weekly column covering the major footballing stories in the newspaper during the climax of this campaign while, as a result of my own actions, I am unable to do so on television. I do not think that to be right or fair.

Spending the past week negotiating a scandal that emerged in the wake of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last Saturday, Carragher was filmed spitting in the direction of the man holding the camera and his family.

Reassuring readers of his ongoing intention to "speak to relevant people in order to ensure that" such an incident will not occur again, Carragher reiterated the joy he had received from writing the column since its foundation in October 2017.

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While it would appear likely that Carragher intends to return to both roles for the beginning of the 2018/19 Premier League season, he stated how difficult the past week has been for him:

I hope Telegraph readers will understand why we feel this to be the wisest course of action, agreeing it is the most suitable response to what has undoubtedly been the most difficult week of my professional career, both as a former player and a pundit.

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