Monday, 24 January 2011

Andy Gray and Richard Keys suspended

Two Sky Sports football presenters are to be stood down from commentating on tonight's Premier League clash between Bolton and Chelsea, after they made critical comments about a female assistant referee.
Richard Keys and pundit Andy Gray have been taken off duty for the match tonight.
The pair were recorded off-air saying women "probably don’t know the offside rule", when they were discussing the appointment of Sian Massey to Saturday’s Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool.
Keys said: "Somebody better get down there and explain the offside rule to her."
To which Gray replied: "Yeah, I know, can you believe that? A female linesman. That’s exactly what I was saying: women don’t know the offside rule.
"Why do we call them linesmen?"
Keys then added: "Course they don’t. I can guarantee you there'll be a big one today. Kenny (Liverpool manager Dalglish) will go potty."
He then remarked on comments made by West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady in The Sun on Saturday about the amount of sexism in football, saying: "The game’s gone mad. See charming Karren Brady this morning complaining about sexism? Yeah. Do me a favour, love."

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