Carragher and his fellow pundits Thierry Henry and Micah Richards have a good rapport with Abdo on CBS’ coverage, which takes a more light-hearted approach to its Champions League coverage. But the former Liverpool defender had clearly overstepped the line with his personal comment, which went viral on social media.

Scott, a former boxer, later threatened to “show up in a physical manner” if Carragher ever went too far again. Carragher apologised to Abdo and Scott and the incident is considered water under the bridge now and it acts as a cautionary tale for the 46-year-old.

“We went viral again for the wrong reasons,” Carragher told The Guardian. “That’s one of the things with the show. Everything is flying around, everyone is saying one liners. You get so carried away. Then as soon as you say something you go, ‘Oh no.’ You just want to take it back. I made my apologies. But the way Kate dealt with it in the next show was amazing.”

He added: “One of the things I love about Kate is that everyone knows there are going to be mistakes on a live broadcast, whether it’s looking at the wrong camera or an interview not going perfect. She just rolls with it. People want everything on TV to go right. But that looks too polished. It needs to be messy to be authentic. She never gets flustered.”

Scott, who previously trained former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, initially reacted with anger to the comment, but has since spoken to Carragher and considers the matter closed. “Jamie had an off moment and said something he shouldn’t have said – how many times in life have we all done that,” he said recently.

Kate Abdo with her partner Malik Scott

Kate Abdo with her partner Malik Scott 



Jamie Carragher attends "The 2024 Women's Football Awards"

Jamie Carragher apologised for his comment

“You chop it up and apologise like men, which he did, and life goes on. I respect anyone who has a mishap and is man enough to apologise to the person and the person’s partner. I felt no ill feelings when we met.”

Speaking to Boxing News, he said: “I really enjoy the panel, I love the show [and] I’m learning more and more about the sport thanks to Kate and also thanks to them because my favourite part of the show is when they’re doing the screen.”