Gray may have The Last Word on Beat soccer show

ANDY GRAY could be about to make his big comeback after getting the sack from Sky Sports following a number of sexist remarks he made about women.

Rumoured to have been on a six-figure salary, the pundit could be making his comeback in the unlikeliest of places — The Last Word on Beat 102-103 — a radio station which broadcasts across Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipperary.

The Scot’s management team — First Artist Management — are currently in talks with the station to front a new Premier League analysis show on Sundays following the completion of the Premier League’s weekend action.

It’s proposed that Mr Gray would present the show from studios in London and offer his thoughts and analysis while also interacting with listeners in the south-east through texts and phone calls.

Beat 102-103’s sports editor Martin Clancy said it would be a fantastic coup for the station if they were able to attract someone of Mr Gray’s profile.

“It will be fantastic to have someone of Andy’s vast experience on board and his addition to our sports team will I’m sure prove to be a great hit with listeners in the south-east,” he said.

The former Sky Sports pundit has plenty of links with Ireland and has attended fundraisers for Waterford United Football Club as well as numerous golf courses in the south east. He has also regularly appeared on Beat 102-103’s award winning Sports Show, Sportsbeat Roundup.

Mr Gray was sensationally sacked by Sky Sports following a row over sexist remarks he made about assistant referee Sian Massey.

While he kept his job following an apology for the remarks, subsequent footage recorded last December, which emerged on YouTube, led to Sky Sports terminating his employment.

The footage showed Mr Gray asking a female colleague to help him tuck his microphone into his trousers. The former Everton and Aston Villa striker is shown asking Charlotte Jackson: “Charlotte, can you tuck this down here for me?” Ms Jackson ignored the remark.

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