A video of Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys was released tonight revealing more sexist remarks made by the man who is at the center of the controversy that ignited Saturday after he and Andy Gray said several sexist comments about female assistant referee Sian Massey.
In the newly released video, Keys discusses one of Jamie Redknapp’s ex-girlfriends. Keys asks Redknapp whether the Sky pundit “smashed it”. Keys continued:
“Mind you, that’s a stupid question, if you were anywhere near it, you definitely smashed it. You could have gone round there any night and found Redknapp hanging out the back of it,” he said, laughing, with his feet on the table and twiddling his thumbs.
The release of the video comes hot on the heels of one released yesterday which features a video of Andy Gray making suggestive remarks to a female Sky presenter. The video was the last straw for Sky Sports, who sacked Gray hours later.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Keys, the above video puts Sky Sports into a tough position. Since they took such a hard stand with Gray by sacking him, shouldn’t Sky show consistency and sack Keys for similar offenses? After all, in the audio leaked that featured Keys and Gray making sexist comments about Massey and West Ham United vice-chairwoman Karren Brady, it’s Keys who makes the majority of sexist remarks and is easier to hear while Gray is mumbling in the background. But Gray was subsequently found making more sexist remarks, this time with Sky Sports touchline reporter Andy Burton. And then came the aforementioned suggestive remarks by Gray against Charlotte Jackson.
UPDATE: Richard Keys was interviewed Wednesday by TalkSport Radio in the United Kingdom where he explained his side of the story. Listen to that interview now.