Silvestre blasts Carragher over spitting shame in unprovoked Twitter attack

Mikael Silvestre has taken blasted Jamie Carragher on Twitter over his spitting shame in a seemingly unprovoked attack.

Former Premier League defender Silvestre appeared to take offence to Carragher criticising David Luiz's performance in Arsenal's 3-0 defeat by Man City, in which he suggested the Brazilian may no longer have a career in England.

Silvestre tweeted: "We all thought the same after he spat at football fans but he is back… spitting at football players."

Carragher was suspended by Sky Sports in 2018 after he was filmed spitting from his car window after engaging in an argument with a Manchester United fan.

The spit was aimed in the direction of a 14-year-old girl, and there were calls at the time for the former Liverpool centre-back to be sacked by Sky Sports.

Carragher apologised unreservedly for the incident during an interview on Sky and was eventually allowed to return to work alongside co-pundit Gary Neville.

Why Silvestre brought up the incident two years on remains to be seen, with his tweet garnering much surprise from his Twitter followers.

Carragher was at the Etihad on Wednesday night as the Premier League season resumed following its three-month hiatus.

Manchester City were comfortable winners against Arsenal, with Luiz at sixes and sevens after coming off the bench for the away side.

Luiz was at fault for City's opener when he failed to clear a cross into the box, which fell into the path of Raheem Sterling to score.

In the second half the Brazilian was sent off for bringing down Riyad Mahrez in the box and conceding a penalty. Kevin de Bruyne dispatched the subsequent spot-kick.

After the match Carragher said: "I don't think we'll ever see him in the Premier League ever again – and he does provide us with entertainment whatever you think.

"He's going to be banned now and I don't see how Mikel Arteta after a performance like that, can put him back in, in any circumstance – certainly not if they're going for the Champions League.

"The mistakes he's made tonight – put a kid in. I know they've got injury problems there… but I think that's the last we'll see of him.

"There is an option for Arsenal to give him a contract, but there's no way David Luiz is getting a contract. I said that before the game."

Luis also spoke to the press after the match, and took full responsibility for his mistakes.

"It was not the team's fault it was my fault. The coach is amazing, all the players did amazing, it was just my fault," he said.

"I should have taken a different decision in the last two months. I didn't – it was all about my contract.

"Different decision to try and decide my future as early as possible but I didn't. I don't want to use that as an excuse, it was my fault and that is it.

"I love to be here that is why I continue to train hard and that is why I came today. Nobody asked me to speak, it is up to me to show my face. I want to stay. The coach knows and wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions."

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