Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Andy Gray sacked by Sky Sports

Andy Gray has been sacked by Sky Sports after his controversial comments on a female official.
The Scottish pundit and presenter Richard Keys were suspended on Monday after they were caught on tape mocking Premier League official Sian Massey’s ability to understand the offside rule.
New footage has since emerged of the 55-year-old and touchline reporter Andy Burton talking about Massey, prior to Wolves' clash with Liverpool on Saturday, and also of Gray making sexist comments to a co-presenter before going on air.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: "Andy Gray's contract has been terminated for unacceptable behaviour.
"After issuing a warning yesterday, we have no hesitation in taking this action after becoming aware of new information today."Sky Sports have issued a statement saying Gray's contract had been terminated.
It continued: "The decision, which is effective immediately, was made in response to new evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour.
"The new evidence, relating to an off-air incident that took place in December 2010, came to light after Andy Gray had already been subjected to disciplinary action for his comments of January 22, 2011.
The new evidence involved footage showing Gray asking a female co-presenter to tuck in his shirt.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, commented: "Andy Gray's contract has been terminated for unacceptable behaviour.
"After issuing a warning yesterday, we have no hesitation in taking this action after becoming aware of new information today."
In the wake of the sacking, Ms Massey announced she has withdrawn from tonight's League Two match between Crewe and Bradford.

1 comment:

  1. What a pair of Sexist bastards Andy Gray and Richard Keys are. If she's up to date with her ironing and washing up and she's done the days vaccing why not let her have a go at running the line.

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