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January 25, 2011 12:28 PM Subscribe
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After he and his co-commentator Richard Keys
were stood down Monday for off-air, on-mic pre-match comments
about a female assistant referee and the inability of women to understand the laws of football, Andy Gray
was sacked by Sky Sports when further evidence
of sexism and sexual harassment surfaced. A third Sky employee has also been suspended for complicity
in the original complaint. Many are drawing parallels to Ron Atkinson's resignation in 2004 for racist comments
about Marcel Desailly.
The English FA is claiming a major surge of interest by women
in the wake of the scandal. Some commentators are afraid of the thought police
. The BBC wonders if the offside law is really that difficult to understand
. The Telegraph compiles five memorable moments
from Gray's 22-year career at Sky.
Sian Massey, the assistant referee in question who performed flawlessly
during the match, was scheduled to run the line for a League Two game last night but was replaced
in order to keep focus on the match and not on the media furor.
Related: Tennis pro Kim Clijsters calls out
ESPN's Todd Woodbridge for asking whether Clijsters might be pregnant due to her "grumpy" mood and larger breasts.