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Richard Keys Resigns From Sky Sports


richard keys talksport Richard Keys Resigns From Sky Sports

Photograph: TalkSport

Richard Keys has resigned from Sky Sports.

“It is disappointing that Richard’s career at Sky should end in these circumstances,” said Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports. “However, Richard recognises that his comments at the weekend were unacceptable and we note that he has made a full and public apology. We thank him for his time in helping make Sky Sports the success it is today.”

Keys responded, “I am deeply sorry for my remarks and the offence they have caused; it was wrong and should not have happened. I have thought long and hard and reached the decision that it is time to move on. Going forward without Andy would have been almost impossible. I am and will remain proud of our work with football at Sky Sports and grateful to the many people who have worked with me. I wish Sky Sports continued success in the future.”

Earlier today, Keys conducted a frank interview with TalkSport to air his side of the story regarding sexist remarks made against Karren Brady and Sian Massey.

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8 Responses to Richard Keys Resigns From Sky Sports

  1. Alien says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  2. brn442 says:

    It’s a shame but sport has to move into the 21st century. If Hooligans, louts, monkey chants, and other unenlightened behaviour have no place on the terraces; they certainly have no home in the studio.

  3. tonyspeed says:

    The monkey chants to my knowledge have not really disappeared. Nor does Fifa usually do anything about them…

    • Sean says:

      That’s because Sepp is too busy doing outlandish things to have time for silly stuff like that.

    • brn442 says:

      I never said other parts of football’s dark underbelly have disappeared altogether but no enlightened person in or out of football would say: “it’s just a bit of banter” or “the lads are having a bit of fun” with regards to monkey chants.

      • tonyspeed says:

        speaking of which. i would be suprised from now if when siam makes a bad call, there isn’t some chant about women not knowing he offside rule… this might be worst than if they had just covered it up or silently fired them later on.

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