Sky Sports will leave out presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys for today's Premier League match featuring Chelsea's trip to Bolton after the two were heard making sexist remarks. The remarks in question which were caught on tape by the Mail on Sunday concerned West Ham's vice-chair Karren Brady and Premier League official Sian Massey who featured as lineswoman in Saturday's early match between Wolves and Liverpool.
Regarding Massey, whose performance was flawless on Saturday, Keys and Gray agreed that "females don't know the offside rule", while Keys added in assumption that Massey would commit a huge error by stating:
"I can guarantee you there'll be a big one today. [Liverpool manager] Kenny [Dalglish] will go potty".
Keys then made additional remarks regarding some earlier Karren Brady comments concerning sexism in football where Keys stated:
"See charming Karren Brady this morning complaining about sexism? Yeah. Do me a favour, love".
Brady herself was quoted as saying the remarks made her "blood boil" and as found on the Guardian, stated the following in full:
"Forget myself for a second, because what was said about me is a personal opinion and everyone is entitled to that. What really upsets me is the fact only females in our industry are judged by their gender. And that is categorically wrong".
To further her distaste with the remarks made by Gray and Keys, Brady spoke candidly on BBC's Five Live on Sunday:
"I'm genuinely disappointed. It never would have occurred to me that they had those views, whether public or private. It almost makes it worse that they're speaking when the microphones are not on as opposed to when they are on, because [they have] never really had the brass neck to say it publicly, they would only say it privately. I have heard it and I don't believe it is just banter".
While the Internet is currently awash with the story regarding Gray and Keys, an official statement from Sky Sports on the matter is expected soon. As noted, however, tonight's Premier League broadcast will go on without the services of Andy Gray or Richard Keys.