Matt Le Tissier brought up Jamie Carragher spitting incident when Sky sacked him

Former Southampton star Matt Le Tissier has recently spoken about his sacking by Sky and questioned why Jamie Carragher was not dismissed for spitting at a 14-year-old girl.

Matt Le Tissier was a great player for Southampton. The Premier League star worked regularly for Sky as a pundit following his retirement from football in 2002.

Matt Le Tissier is shown the door by Sky

Sky sacked Le Tissier and fellow regulars Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas In August 2020. This decision ended Le Tissier’s 15-year stint as a panellist on Soccer Saturday.

The move came following Le Tissier’s activity on his social media channels. The former Southampton used his platform to spread Covid-19 conspiracies to his 585,000+ followers.

Le Tissier speaks about his sacking

The 53-year-old recently featured in an episode of YouTube personality Rob Moore’s podcast and revealed details of his dismissal.

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On The Rob Moore Podcast, Le Tissier explained: “Within five seconds [I] was told there was no more work for [me] at Sky.”

Sky allegedly told him that Soccer Saturday was “going in a different direction,” but when he probed them, Le Tissier found out it was due to his social media posts.

He said: “Their reply was, ‘Well, we have to take into account the reputation of the company when making these decisions.’”

Matt Le Tissier questions Jamie Carragher

On the podcast, Le Tissier said he felt let down by Sky and believes that if he had been dismissed to uphold the reputation of the company, Jamie Carragher should have been let go too.

He revealed his response to Sky: “I said, ‘Oh, that’s interesting because, at the moment, you are employing somebody who spat at a girl from his car. Do you not think that might have harmed the reputation of the company at all?’

“I got told, ‘We can’t talk about other people on this.’ So that was it, really.”

What was the Jamie Carragher incident?

Sky suspended Jamie Carragher for six months in March 2018 following an incident which saw the former Liverpool player spit at a 14-year-old girl from his car.

Football fans heckled Carragher following Liverpool’s 2-1 loss at Old Trafford against Man United. He apologised for what he called “a moment of madness” and said it was the worst moment of his career.

Sky issued a statement following the incident. They said Carragher’s behaviour “cannot be condoned” and that they “will ensure he gets the help he needs.”

Later that year, Carragher returned to Sky. Since then the former England international has gone from strength to strength as a pundit. He remains one of Sky’s most popular faces, along with Gary Neville.

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