Andy Gray sacked by Sky Sports

January 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray has been sacked following sexist comments made at the weekend.

Andy Gray sacked from Sky Sports

The 55-year-old former Everton footballer was recorded off air making remarks about assistant referee Sian Massey who was running the line on Saturday’s Wolves v Liverpool clash.

Gray was heard telling co-presenter Richard Keys “they (women) probably don’t know the offside rule” and that someone “f****d up big” appointing a female linesman for the match.

Sian Massey was running the line for only her second time in the Premiership and judged perfectly that Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles was onside for the Reds’ first goal – despite appeals from Wolves players and their fans.

Gray also referred to female referee Wendy Toms as “f*****g hopeless” while Keys made a disparaging remark about West Ham United’s deputy chair Karen Brady.

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.”

Another Sky Sports presenter, Andy Burton, was today suspended following comments he made with Gray on Saturday.

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