January 26th, 2011
WTF QOTD: Richard Keys & Andy Gray – UPDATED
Helmets might be more appropriate protection, lads. Image via 101greatgoals.com
UPDATED UPDATE: Andy Gray has been sacked. BOOYAH! Ahem.
For those of you in abject despair over the matter, Rio Ferdinand & Kenny Dalglish have offered their thoughts and us hope that other men involved football do not share these views. For those who think the whole matter is being blown out all proportion, please enjoy another female perspective.
We’re going for a drink lie down.
Our hearts leapt into our mouths this weekend (a difficult look to pull off, admittedly) whilst we were watching the Wolves vs. Liverpool game. Female official Sian Massey was running the line (left) at the match and her presence prompted what we could only describe as a flurry of activity in the Kickette office as we completed our referee school application forms and fantasised at the potential proximity to short tents and baller thighs. (Getty Images/Zimbio)
However, apparently not everyone shares our enthusiasm for this level of female involvement in the game.
Sky Sports commentators Richard Keys & Andy Gray had this to say during an unguarded moment in which they apparently believed their mics were off.
Richard Keys: ‘Somebody better get down there and explain offside to her.’
Andy Gray: ‘Can you believe that? A female linesman. Women don’t know the offside rule.’
In case you can’t quite believe it, here’s the audio.
Being women, we’re not really qualified to comment on such complex footballing matters, so we shall just back away quietly whilst brandishing a reverse peace sign.
We doubt you guys will remain so quiet. Any response, Kickettes male and female?