Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his duties as a pundit for Sky Sports.
The former Liverpool star was due to be the lead pundit on the Monday Night Football Show, covering the Premier League clash between Stoke City and Manchester City.
But he was pulled from Sky's coverage after footage emerged of the 40-year-old appearing to spit at a 14-year-old girl over the weekend while driving.
Carragher apologised publicly for the incident, which occured on Sunday following Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United, and also to his TV bosses in person on Monday morning.
Sky Sports chiefs decided to pull him from Monday's MNF show and told him to stay away from their HQ while they hold further discussions over whether to terminate his reported £1million-a-year contract.
In a video of the incident, the teenager's father repeatedly mentioned the scoreline in Manchester United's victory over Liverpool, and Carragher is heard to say, "Alright", before appearing to spit at the car alongside his.
The footage, recorded by the girl's father, ends with the girl saying to her father that Carragher's spit had hit her in the face.
In a tweet on Sunday night, Carragher wrote: "Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening. I was goaded 3/4 times along the motorway while being filmed & lost my rag. No excuse apologies."