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Andy Gray And Richard Keys Gone: Now For The BBC’s Sexist Perry Groves

by | 31st, January 2011

RICHARD Keys and Andy Gray have been routed from pay-per-view satellite TV. People who don’t pay to watch football on Sky Sports need never hear their sniveling, debased off air comments again.

But the Touchline Taliban are many in face and voice. Take the BBC’s Perry Groves in the Sun:

“I know a lot of women and they’re not consistent from hour to hour. Footballers want the rules to be applied consistently and this wouldn’t happen with women refs. It’s hard enough for male refs to earn respect from players. With a woman in charge, players will be thinking: ‘You know nothing about football’. Also, let’s face it, women have periods and we all know how hormones affect them. Would women refs be banned during their ‘time of the month’ because they might be more emotional, depressed or aggressive?”

Ho-ho. Not nappy-headed hos. But he-he.  Perry appears regularly on BBC 5 Live.

Says the BBC :

“If you know Perry, yes he does give an analysis of the game but he is also a light-hearted foil to Colin Murray and that’s the kind of attitude and style that they have. I don’t think Perry would stand by that as a serious analysis of women’s refereeing standards. As a regular on Fighting Talk he has a stock in trade of banter and fun and this is indicative of the kind of place he goes.”

Banter. The get out of jail free card. All together now…

Posted: 31st, January 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink