Andy Gray and Richard Keys suspended over sexist comments

Keys and Gray

Keys and Gray

Andy Gray and Richard Keys have been suspended for tonight’s game between Chelsea and Bolton after sexist comments about a female lineswoman at the weekend.

The popular duo were covering Saturdays game between Wolves and Liverpool when a microphone left on caught their comments about Sian Massey, who was running the line at the game.

They made comments relating to women’s knowledge of the offside trap.

Sky sports managing director said, “It has been made clear to each of them that their comments were totally unacceptable.”

“I have spoken directly to both Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

“Those views are inexcusable, entirely inconsistent with our ethos as a business and employer, and will rightly offend many of our customers, our people, and the wider public.

He continued, “They are inexcusable from anyone at Sky, regardless of their role or seniority.

“We have dealt with this matter by taking immediate disciplinary action.

“As with any employee it would not be right to go into detail on those proceedings.

“However, they have been clearly warned about their behaviour and reminded of their responsibilities.

“In addition, Richard and Andy will not be involved in any way with tonight’s live Monday Night Football.”

It’s not the first time the pair have been accused of sexism, after comments made during highlight of the women’s FA cup final in 1998.

The pair are unlikely to face the boot as they are extremely popular with fans and players alike, but will have to keep their noses clean for a while to avoid further disciplinary action.

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