Date: 24th January 2011 at 2:19pm
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Sky Sports have announced that presenters Andy Gray & Richard Keys will not be on their flagship Monday Night Football programme following their off-air comments before the Wolves V Liverpool game.

For those who missed the story, we had Sian Massey running the line at Molineux, one of very few female officials in the English game.

After hearing the news Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys commented off-air to fellow presenter Andy Gray and said: ‘Somebody better get down there and explain offside to her.’

Andy Gray quipped: ‘women don’t know the offside rule’ and Richard Keys added: ‘of course they don’t’

To compound the comments, Richard Keys went on to add: ‘See charming Karren Brady this morning complaining about sexism? Yeah. Do me a favour, love,’

In a statement on the BBC Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: ‘I have spoken directly to both Richard Keys and Andy Gray this morning.

‘It has been made clear to each of them that their comments were totally unacceptable.

‘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.’



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