Former Liverpool and England defender, Jamie Carragher, has been suspended by Sky until the end of the football season after he spat towards a girl and her father on Saturday.
Carragher was filmed spitting from his car towards another vehicle after the Manchester United v Liverpool match.
He has apologised over the incident.
Greater Manchester Police told BBC Sport on Wednesday it has started an investigation and “attempts are being made to speak to all parties involved”.
Sky says 40-year-old Carragher, a Sky Sports pundit, will “get the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again”.
The broadcaster says the decision was made following an internal review, adding: “Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.”
Following his suspension, Carragher posted on social media to apologise again for a “moment of madness”.
Police have already spoken to the owner of the footage and it is understood both Carragher’s actions and the filming of the incident while driving could be punishable.