The wife of former TV presenter Richard Keys, who resigned over the Sky Sports sexism row, has blasted the broadcaster as being “offside” in how it handled the controversy.
Keys announced his resignation on Wednesday night, following the sacking of Andy Gray on Tuesday.
The football pundits were dropped after they made sexist remarks about assistant referee Sian Massey before the Premier League game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at the weekend.
Speaking outside the couple’s mansion home in Chobham, Surrey, Julia Keys said: “It’s really sad. They (Keys and Gray) contributed so much, putting Sky on the map. Whether you like them personally or not, professionally there’s very few who would knock them.
“I feel the wrong two guys were given the red card.
“It doesn’t quite make sense in a way and it’s questionable the way it has been handled. I think Sky was offside in the way it handled it.
“It’s very sad after the career Richard has had that it has come to this but I do not see it as being the end of it.”
When asked how she felt about the comments, she added: “With men there are little bits of you that never grow up.
“It’s banter from the boys. What other people do not understand is the dynamics that go on in the studio.
“He (Keys) is very aware of the tensions that there are and it not being as relaxed as it would be unless there were playful shenanigans.”