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Footage shows axed former Sky Sports presenter Gray making offensive chant at female colleague

Leading article: Dirty dean?

Andy Gray, the disgraced Sky Sports presenter, might have saved himself a lot of bother had he taken the trouble to read the great 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift who believed that it was possible to conduct a discourse at two levels – the hidden one of them far more offensively sexist than anything the ex-pundit managed to come up with in his off-air comments.

Brian Viner: Prehistoric maybe, but I'll miss Gray and Keys

It's easy to forget that duo's pioneering work with Sky took football into the future

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

Keys lashes out at Sky as he finally falls on sword

Sexism row presenter quits after radio rant, while former colleague Gray is 'devastated'

Gray sacked over lewd request to Sky colleague

New video leak threatens Richard Keys' future, while pundit hires lawyers over dismissal

Gray left behind by Sky's goal of diffusing their 'blokey' image

Channel keen to stamp out changing room culture which has defined football coverage

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.

Sky take further action in Sian Massey row

The controversy surrounding comments by Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray took a new twist today when reporter Andy Burton was disciplined for referring to assistant referee Sian Massey as a "bit of a looker".

Diary: Costner makes connections

Kevin Costner must have hoped he had left scandal behind after being accused of performing a sexual act in front of a masseuse – no, not that kind of masseuse – at a Scottish hotel in 2004. (Costner and his second wife Christine Baumgartner were on their honeymoon at the time).

David Lister: My encounter with the charming Mr Keys

Hearing both footballers and football commentators off-screen can be a shock to the system. I was present at a charity dinner in 2009 at which the speakers were various Sky Sports figures including Richard Keys.

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.

Rio Ferdinand condemns 'prehistoric' Sky Sports duo

England captain Rio Ferdinand has defended referees' assistant Sian Massey against the "prehistoric views" of Sky Sports duo Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

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".

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