Gray and Keys back on air, but no mention of Sky sexism row
Published 15/02/2011 | 05:00
Andy Gray and Richard Keys made their radio debut yesterday, but failed to mention the Sky Sports sexism row that cost them their jobs, writes Robert Dex.
The pair, who will now present a regular show on British station talkSPORT, did not take calls from the public and instead spoke to a succession of managers, players and former players, including Dion Dublin, Jamie Carragher and Avram Grant.
They appeared briefly on Alan Brazil's breakfast show before their own show began and were greeted by the former Tottenham star who joked: "I never thought I'd see you here."
Keys told Brazil he was looking forward to the show, saying: "I can have an opinion, rather than just ask questions."
Talking about his new bosses, he said: "They've let the genie out of the bottle."
Gray told Keys it was "nice to be back working, talking about football again" before discussing the failing fortunes of his former club, Everton.
They were joined in the studio by former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins and talkSPORT presenter Sam Matterface.
Matterface, a former Sky Sports News presenter, said Gray was not "very popular among the people he worked with" when news of the sexism row emerged, but neither man mentioned it yesterday.
Keys resigned and Gray was fired from Sky Sports over the sexism row.