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Vinnie Jones Calls Jamie Carragher "Absolute Filth" As Irony Officially Dies

Vinnie Jones Calls Jamie Carragher "Absolute Filth" As Irony Officially Dies
Michael McCarthy
By Michael McCarthy
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Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports after one of the more bizarre incidents you'll ever see, in which he was filmed spitting at a goading Manchester United fan and his 14-year-old daughter from the driver's window of his moving car.

Obviously, there is no condoning what Carragher did. It's an unbelievable reaction to something that one would think would be pretty standard fare for someone of his standing.

There are, however, a few points that should be made in the rush for a black and white, hero and villain scenario. The rush of the tabloid press to use words like "scum", "filth", and "vile" is par for the course, but in reality, the whole story isn't being explored.

He is consistently being accused of spitting at a 14 year old, as if this was the aim of the attack. Obviously, it's a horrible by-product of what happened, but it was clearly aimed at the adult driver of the car - an adult who decided to instigate an argument with a former footballer on a motorway, while driving his car, and filming on his phone, all with his 14 year old daughter in the passenger seat.

If this is made worse by the presence of the 14-year-old, then surely that as much down to the father who put his daughter in this situation in the first place?

Again, this is not a defence of Carragher's actions, which were disgusting, but it's important to establish the entire story.

One group who don't seem too interested in the exploring the entire story is the football talking head. This noble group, of which Carragher is one, are always there to fill spaces on radio phone-ins and on Sky Sports News with their take on the scandal of the day. Picking up the baton where the tabloids left off this morning, they are not happy at all with Jamie.


To suggest some of them have a cheek is putting it mildly.


As usual, we got some pretty familiar anger from the whiter-than-white Joey Barton, but even Barton has more self awareness than today's king of moral outrage, football hard man come Hollywood hard man, Vinnie Jones.

The former Wimbledon leg breaker wants Carragher sacked by Sky Sports - or "Jobcentre", as he calls it. Speaking on Talksport, Jones, pillar of the community, is furious with Carragher's actions.


It is cowardly.

How has the lad driving it not driven after Jamie, rammed him, dragged him out of the car and beat seven... you know what I mean.

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 Jobcentre 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. Jobcentre!

This is Vinnie Jones, remember?

In 1998, he was convicted of assault after attacking his neighbour. He was found guilty of biting, punching, and kicking Timothy Gear after banging on the door of his mobile home. Jones was said to have stamped on his head three times during the attack.

In 1996, Jones attacked journalist Ted Oliver in a Dublin pub, biting his nose.


In 2003, he was convicted of "air rage", assaulting a passenger on a plane by slapping him 10 times. He then threatened to have the entire air crew killed.

There is a lot more to Jones' rap sheet too, never mind some of his disgusting behaviour on the football field.

This is the man calling Carragher "absolute filth". Why he is given the platform to do it is anybody's guess.


It's understandable to be disgusted by what Jamie Carragher did. It was awful. But at least he's not Vinnie Jones.

SEE ALSO: Northern Ireland Boss Michael O'Neill Issues Plea To FAI Over Young Players


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