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Sky Sports duo Gray and Keys in sexism row

ANDY GRAY and Richard Keys found themselves involved in a sexism controversy when the Sky Sports presenters were recorded questioning whether a female lineswoman knew the offside rule.

The pair, who apparently believed their microphones were off, made the remarks about Sian Massey (25) who was an assistant referee in Liverpool's game against Wolves on Saturday. "Somebody better get down there and explain offside to her," said Keys before the game, during which Massey correctly deemed Raul Mereiles onside to set up Liverpool's first goal.

Gray then added: "Can you believe that? A female linesman. Women don't know the offside rule."

Mr Keys replied: "Course they don't. I can guarantee you there will be a big one today. Kenny (Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish) will go potty. This isn't the first time, is it? Didn't we have one before?"

Later, the pair also criticised Karren Brady who, in her UK newspaper column, said she had "experienced sexism at its rankest, lies about my personal life and a level of calculated mischief that is simply appalling".

In the Sky Sports studio, Keys added: "The game's gone mad. Did you hear charming Karren Brady this morning complaining about sexism? Do me a favour, love."

Irish Independent