What a huge story just coming out of England. After being caught off-camera with sexist remarks towards a lineswoman in a Premier League match and then this footage towards a Sky Sports co-worker, Andy Gray has been fired by the network. The Martin Tyler and Andy Gray combo we’ve known through either Sky or the FIFA video game series has abruptly ended. More on this story to come later but while I expected just a suspension for the remarks at hand, the video of his inappropriate actions towards his colleague Charlotte Jackson was probably the nail in the coffin.
What makes this interesting is none of these events happened on TV so this was clearly a case where someone was out to get both Andy Gray and host Richard Keys for their actions. Both Keys and Gray were dropped from hosting the Monday game between Bolton and Chelsea but while it looks like Keys is safe, Gray has been let go.
And considering ESPN just fired Ron Franklin for a similar sexism incident, don’t even think that they would hire Gray right now.
Wow. Still can’t believe this has happened.