Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Pundits' foul play

Sky TV's football presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray strayed over an acceptable line with their comments on female match official, Sian Massey. She has obviously reached the required level of competence to officiate at a Premier League game and it was wrong to question her ability even in the puerile terms used by the pair.

They may not have realised that their comments - made off-air - would be picked up, but perhaps this will be a valuable lesson for them. Not everyone fully understands the offside rule, but most of us can easily recognise cheap, snide and sexist comments.

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