Siân (sianisit) wrote in ontd_football,

Sky reporter Andy Burton dropped in the wake of Sian Massey comments


The Sky Sports touchline reporter who was caught on camera making sexist comments about a female assistant referee ahead of Saturday's match between Wolves and Liverpool has also been hauled off air by the broadcaster.

Burton said "apparently, a female lino today, bit of a looker", with Gray responding: "A female linesman?"

"He [a Sky Sports crew member] says she [Massey] is all right," Burton continued, "now I don't know if I should trust his judgement on that?"

Gray then said: "No, I wouldn't. I definitely wouldn't ... I can see her from here," before swearing and adding: "What do women know about the offside rule?"

The reporter had previously been at the centre of unwelcome headlines for Sky Sports in 2007, when he was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 compensation following a pub fight with the DJ Richard Bacon.

Betfair, the online betting exchange endorsed by Gray, said today it condemned the former player's behaviour but would not be dropping him from its advertising for now.

"Betfair doesn't tolerate sexism, and we expect others who represent our brand to share similar values," said a spokesman. "We've expressed our disappointment to Andy Gray's representatives about the comments that have been reported in the media over the last 48 hours. At present we have no plans to change the way we work with Andy." (LOL OKIE DOKIE THEN)


Tags: it's a fucking disgrace!, rude, soul sistas

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