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Football: Gender and Athletics

Gender Today, Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys and commentator Andy Gray have been criticised over their sexist comments aimed at Sian Massey . She was one of the linesmen (or lines person if you'd like to be politically correct) for the Saturday's clash between Wolves and Liverpool. Liverpool won 3-0. But before the game, Keys and Gray who have been a common feature for Sky Sports since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992 made pre-judgements of Miss. Massey. Keys said "Somebody better get down there and explain offside to her" in which Gray responded "Women don't know the offside rule". This conversation of course, was intended not to be heard by millions of viewers but their mics were apparently left on and in the end, got themselves humiliated. Richard Keys has since apologised, Andy Gray has kept himself quiet which didn't stop the broadcaster banning them from their duties for tonight's match which Bolton lost to Chelsea at the