Listen to Ray Parlour on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL below…
After Jamie Carragher’s spitting shame, Parlour told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast about when they ordered Vieira to pay a visit to the away dressing room to say sorry for spitting at West Ham defender Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock.
Carragher was suspended from his role as a Sky Sports pundit on Monday after he was caught on camera spitting at a father and daughter from his car, having been ‘goaded’ over Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to rivals Manchester United on Saturday.
Vieira was banned for six matches and fined £45,000 for the controversial incident at Upton Park in 1999, where he was sent off, accused of spitting on Ruddock and then involved in an incident with a police officer in the players’ tunnel.
And Parlour has revealed the Gunners squad made the French star apologise personally to one-cap England international Ruddock after he had calmed down following the game.
Speaking on Tuesday’s Sports Breakfast, Parlour said: “Patrick did it in a game, he spat a Neil Ruddock.
“The lads in our dressing room made him go into the West Ham dressing room and say sorry.
“You can’t condone it. You can do a bad tackle and people might say a bad tackle is worst because you could be out for six to eight weeks in a bad tackle, but spitting is just not in our game.
“We made him go in and apologise, and Neil was fantastic.
“He said, ‘ok, no problem’, he shook his hand and that was the end of that.”