Andy Gray to Return as Co-Commentator With BT Sport: Nightly Soccer Report

Soccer pundit Andy Gray is returning to British television where he’ll join BT Sport on Saturday to co-commentate the FA Cup match between Stevenage and Everton.

Gray was fired by Sky Sports in 2011 for unacceptable behavior after footage was leaked of him making sexist remarks on-camera. His colleague Richard Keys was also dismissed at the time.

Gray and Keys bounced back from leaving the TV network with a morning radio show on talkSPORT, as well as being hired in the Middle East to analyze European football matches for Al Jazeera Sport (now beIN SPORTS).

Hiring Gray to co-commentate the match on Saturday is seen as a sign of BT Sport’s strategy of building a relationship with beIN SPORTS. Right now, it’s just one match. But if Gray does well, it’s possible he may co-commentate more matches in the future.

Meanwhile, the report mentions that this could be the first steps of beIN SPORTS dipping its toe in the water to possibly try to acquire Premier League rights in the UK in the future. By beIN SPORTS and BT Sport working together, they would be a formidable force against the incumbent Sky Sports.

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