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Sian Massey, the match official at the centre of a sexism storm this week, will not take charge of her planned match this weekend due to the intense media attention.

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A former footballer who played in England's first national women's football team says the Sky Sports sexism row has led to the FA being "inundated" with calls from women wanting to be referees.

Karen Brady blasts departing Richard Keys

Richard Keys walked away from his job as Sky's football anchorman with a parting shot from West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady that the presenter had "added insult to injury".

Diary: Natasha won't talk about sexism

To Quaglino's, for the Costa Book of the Year awards, where compere and noted feminist Andrew Neil – doubtless mindful of the Sky Sports sexism row – topically declared the 21st Century "The Female Century": prize-winner Jo Shapcott and three of the five authors on the shortlist, as well as a majority of the judges, were women. With this in mind, I quizzed some prominent female attendees on the state of gender relations in the media. Delightful wee Scot Lorraine Kelly assured me she'd never been subject to sexism, but revealed that when she was a rookie reporter, "None of the men took me seriously. They all thought, 'She's just a girl'. So I managed to get some great stories that they didn't catch." Celebrity dancer Natasha Kaplinsky, right, a member of the judging panel, seemed somewhat flustered to be asked about sexism on television, and turned to her chum Andrea Catherwood for assistance. "We work hard so we hope to be judged on our own merits," Catherwood told me touchily. All right, love. Keep your hair on.

Sky presenter quits in sexism row after rant blaming 'dark forces'

The Sky Sports football presenter Richard Keys finally resigned last night after his extraordinary attempt to save his job by publicly apologising for a series of sexist remarks ended in him damning his own employer with references to the work of "dark forces".

John Walsh: Colleagues – not rules – will tell us when we've gone too far

We are all - women included - capable of sexist remarks. But if we're lucky, we find a discourse that lets us get some work done while at the same time amusing each other

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Sky pair have only themselves to blame as they pay the price for sexist 'banter'

Sam Wallace: Keys' desperation to have his say was the decisive nail in his coffin

As an experienced journalist at the centre of what he described himself as a media "firestorm", Richard Keys should have known that the more he said yesterday, the deeper the hole would become but, consumed by the desire to speak his mind, he forgot that most basic of rules.

Richard Keys hints at 'dark forces' amid sexism row

Richard Keys today claimed that "dark forces" have been at work in the sexism furore that has cost fellow presenter Andy Gray his job.

Brian Viner: It's sad, but Sky pair's real crime was to be caught saying what many think

It's dispiritingly likely that Big Ron's odious racist comments, much cited this week, would have raised a chuckle had they been issued in a different setting

Andy Gray sacked by Sky Sports amid sexism row

Andy Gray was sacked by Sky Sports today after footage emerged of the presenter appearing to make an inappropriate remark to a female colleague.

An apology: Andy Townsend

In yesterday’s Independent, Ian Herbert attributed quotes to the ITV football analyst Andy Townsend which suggested that he had made sexist comments on Twitter as part of the Andy Gray/Richard Keys story.

Red card! Sexist comments earn football pundits one-match ban

Monday night on Sky Sports goes by the unofficial title of the Andy Gray and Richard Keys show, as two of the most familiar faces in football pick up their microphones.

Richard Keys and Andy Gray comments make Karen Brady's 'blood boil'

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady admits off-air remarks by Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray about both herself and Premier League official Sian Massey made her "blood boil".

Attractiveness 'not a bad thing', BBC tribunal told

A producer working on a BBC show from which a female presenter claims she was axed for being too old today told a tribunal it was "not a bad thing" if women working on-screen were attractive.

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