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Clear skies ahead as Gray departs

By Ollie Cussen  

Andy Gray: a modern day Don Quixote? Photo: Phil Guest

We can bid farewell to football pundit Andy Gray (and perhaps his presenter, Richard Keys), after he was sacked for unwittingly exposing his misogynistic views on women in football. Gobsmacked by the appointment of a female linesman for Saturday lunchtime’s fixture between Wolves and Liverpool, Gray asserted, in his wearisome and characteristically forthright manner, that “women don’t know the offside rule.” At least Sian Massey, the offending official, need not worry about Gray’s predatory instincts getting the better of…

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