Presenter pays for unwise words.
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Andy Gray has been sacked by Sky Sports in the wake of his comments about a female match official before a match at the weekend.
Gray and co-presenter Richard Keys were recorded making disparaging comments about Sian Massey, 25, who was running the line during the Wolves v Liverpool clash on Saturday.
A Sky statement revealed that Gray’s sacking was also linked to a similar incident in December over a lewd comment made to Sky Sports News presenter Charlotte Jackson.
Sky said they terminated Gray’s contract “in response to new evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour”.
Massey has now been withdrawn from Tuesday’s game between Crewe and Bradford where she was due to act as an assistant referee.
Shortly before news of Gray’s sacking broke a third Sky Sports football presenter has been suspended after a new secret recording was leaked to the media.
Sky’s touchline reporter Andy Burton referred to 25-year-old assistant referee Massey as “a bit of a looker” during an off-air chat with Gray before a pre-match news report at the Wolves game.
Burton has now been suspended, and will no longer be involved with the coverage of this week’s Carling Cup semi-final second legs. (Yahoo)
So what about Richard Keys? Will the monkey armed presenter fall on his sword? Probably not. Does anyone have sympathy for Andy Gray? Or is the Sky presenter merely paying the price for a litany of stupid statements capped off by sexist tirade?
Wonder who will be brought in to replace Gray? Perhaps Jamie Redknapp and his missus will be brought in as the new ‘Dream Team’!