This week has been full of transfer speculation as we are nearing the end of the window.
Charlie Adam’s proposed moved to Liverpool, and talk of Torres making a move to Chelsea has gained most of the media attention this week. Well, that was until Andy Gray and Richard Keys were caught out making sexist comments towards female officials off-air – well it was meant to be off-air. Thanks Sky!
The comments that were made about Sian Massey, suggesting that women on a whole did not know the offside rule, were very shallow coming from men with such great responsibility and prestige. It goes to show that these slick, sharp-suit wearing broadcasters ain’t as politically correct as we perceived them to be.
Many people have jumped on their backs celebrating their misfortune as they lost their lucrative jobs in the blink of an eye.
Personally, I am sad to see the back of them – Andy Gray in particular!! Yes, his comments were sexist and not very wise choice of words. Women from all over the world would have been on their feet, angered to know that such thoughts could be held amongst some of the biggest broadcasters on the planet. The reality is, most are still of the shallow opinion that football is a man’s game and has no place for women, period.
The fact that men have been given 99% of the officiating roles in the game has echoed those views. Nonetheless we have still seen countless errors in decision making from referees and their assistants. Leaving me to say “women come in and show us what you can do”. It’s a free country and you have to right to pursue whatever career your heart chooses.
I’m not siding with women here, I am just stating what’s right!
The one thing that I think was totally wrong in this saga, was the sacking of Andy Gray. For me the man is irreplaceable for what he brought to the table.
He made comments that are heard in changing rooms, pubs and homes throughout the world! Whether they are sexist or not, it does not warrant a man, who has given 20 years to Sky, to get sacked because he made a comment which should not have been aired! Ludicrous!
I suppose women are gonna slate me but women you and I both know, you have heard the comments from your male friends down the years and have you ever asked for them to be sacked? No!
I wanna find out who the rat is that set them up or made the error that left them hung out to dry!
Andy Gray, go join ESPN and make them the force they are in the states, as for Mr. Keys, I hope you did not get Jamie Redknapp into trouble with Lou Lou.