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Richard Keys gets involved in Eva Carneiro row and gets panned on Twitter

Published 12/08/2015 | 10:24

Richard Keys and Eva Carneiro
Richard Keys and Eva Carneiro

The man who was booted out of Sky Sports for sexist comments has had his say on the Eva Carneiro/Jose Mourinho row.

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Richard Keys took to Twitter to defend the Chelsea medical doctor but immediately faced a backlash.

Keys and Andy Gray found themselves involved in a sexism controversy when the Sky Sports presenters were recorded questioning whether a female lineswoman knew the offside rule in 2011 and they were subsequently let go.

Carneiro has been at the centre of the news this week after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho downgraded her role at the club after he blamed her for tending to the injured Eden Hazard in injury time during Chelsea's opening day draw at home to Swansea.

Mourinho said Carneiro should not have ran on the pitch to treat Hazard as it meant the Belgian would have to leave the field and Chelsea would be a man down for the final few seconds of the game.

"Chelsea haven't sacked the Doc to avoid claims of sexual discrimination but they're likely to face claims of constructive dismissal," said Keys.

"In defence of the Doc, it wasn't her fault that Juan Mata couldn't kick a dead ball 20 yards & left Chelsea facing a counter attack."

His comments provoked plenty of reaction on Twitter.

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