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Andy Gray set to return as commentator for BT Sport following latest sexism row - reports

The 58-year-old is preparing to commentate on the FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Arsenal.

Gray previously worked for BT Sport as co-commentator for Everton versus Stevenage.
Gray previously worked for BT Sport as co-commentator for Everton versus Stevenage.
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CONTROVERSIAL BROADCASTER AND former Everton footballer Andy Gray will return to BT Sport despite being caught up in a recent sexism controversy, according to various reports in the British media.

Gray came under fire recently, after a video from the early 2000s emerged, in which he was seen engaging in sexist behaviour in his former role as a Sky Sports pundit (see below).

It was the second time that Gray — along with fellow broadcaster Richard Keys — had become embroiled in a sexism row, with the two leaving their lucrative roles with Sky in 2011 after making similarly unsavoury remarks.

However, unlike Sky, BT Sport have seemingly chosen to stand by Gray, despite the revelation of the recent video, which the channel are believed to regard as an attempt to sabotage his comeback, further damaging his image.

It is understood that Gray will appear as co-commentator during this weekend’s FA Cup fifth-round game between Liverpool and Arsenal.

The 58-year-old has already commentated for the channel once since his high-profile Sky departure, during last month’s fourth-round FA Cup tie between Stevenage and Everton. Yet many have speculated that his return to British television would be subsequently cut short after the subsequent emergence of the video.

Source: The Football Ramble Show

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