Football commentator Andy Gray faces an uncertain future after being sacked by Sky Sports this week.
Gray has been at the centre of a sexism row after he criticised a female referee. Gray was disciplined earlier this week alongside work partner Richard Keys.
His employers said they sacked him after “new evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour” emerged.
Sky Sports’ managing director Barney Francis said in the Guardian: “Andy Gray’s contract has been terminated for unacceptable behaviour. After issuing a warning yesterday, we have no hesitation in taking this action after becoming aware of new information today.”
The new evidence is video footage of Gray making lewd comments to co-presenter Charlotte Jackson before going on air in December 2010.
Many have supported Gray’s dismissal, speaking openly that they do not tolerate sexism.
Did Andy Gray deserve to lose his job or is it unfair dismissal?
Has the media pushed for Gray’s sacking?
Have Sky and UK football over-reacted?
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