The former Liverpool legend was branded "absolute filth" after the clip emerged, showing him arguing with the fan in question.
The 40-year-old spat at the auto where the young Manchester United fan was travelling in following a brief verbal exchange with the teenager's father after his former club lost 2-1 to the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Saturday.
But readers of leading Spanish daily El Mundo and Barcelona-based El Periodico have been told Vinnie and his non-existent teenage daughter were in the vehicle Jamie spat at. He's massively passionate about football and he's overstepped the mark and shouldn't have reacted.More news: Former Cuomo top aide found guilty on 3 counts
But many others were clearly left with the wrong impression Vinnie was the real villain. "I've got a daughter exactly the same age and I can't say how I'd react if someone did that to her".
Another recalled the moment the ex-Wimbledon midfielder famously grabbed Paul Gascoigne's privates in the 1988 FA Cup final, and said: "Jamie, you're really clumsy".
Greater Manchester Police have spoken to the man who filmed the former Liverpool player spitting at his vehicle while both were driving on Saturday. The most iconic image is the one when he's with Gascoigne, giving him a good squeeze.
It's worth noting that Gary Lineker's light-hearted message about Carragher's suspension was followed up with a serious tweet just moments later.More news: The Hill: GOP leaders signal they will try to narrow Trump's tariffs
Carragher, a high-profile pundit for Sky Sports, could find himself in trouble with his employers despite the apology.
It remains unclear whether Sky Sports will allow him to return.
He said his "biggest regret was that a young girl was caught up in the middle of the altercation".
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Jones, who was renowned for violence during his football career, told our sister station talkSPORT that Carragher should now be sent to the "job centre" as there's no way back for him. It is not about that. We wanted an apology and an explanation.