Former Sky pundits Richard Keys and Andy Grey have refuted ‘nonsense’ claims of historic sexism from Gabby Logan, with Keys suggesting the pair are ‘simple targets’.
Giving their first joint interview for a British outlet in a decade, Keys, 65, and Grey, 66, dismissed claims that they made jokes about refusing to have intercourse with pregnant ladies in entrance of Logan again in 2005, when she was anticipating twins, and each strongly deny the accusation.
The previous Sky sports activities duo spoke to Telegraph Sport, with Grey saying: ‘I used to be actually disenchanted. My life’s about right now and tomorrow, not 10 years in the past. Or in that alleged case, 17 years in the past. I wish to transfer on with my life.
Andy Grey and Richard Keys have attacked Gabby Logan’s claims of creating ‘dinosaur’ jokes
‘I discover it troublesome when individuals who don’t know me have such a damning view of me.
‘I’ve by no means been in a position to get my head round it. What I can’t perceive is the individuals who’ve by no means met me, who don’t know me or my household.
‘I’ve obtained three daughters, for f—’s sake, and I’m speculated to be a sexist? Come on. I used to be introduced up by a mom on her personal.
Logan claimed the pair joked about not having intercourse with pregnant ladies in her presence while she was seven-months pregnant with twins on a flight to Istanbul in 2005
‘Richard used to say to me, “Don’t fear about it, go away them.” However for some motive, it will get to me. I’d prefer to be extra like Keysy and say, “F— the lot of you.”‘
Each Keys, 65, and Grey, 66, parted methods with Sky after leaked tapes confirmed the pair making derogatory sexist feedback about assistant referee Sian Massey.
The pair now work with beIN Sports activities after leaving Sky in 2011
Video proof additionally confirmed Grey making inappropriate feedback to presenter Charlotte, Grey, and the 66-year-old was fired because of this, with Keys leaving his publish.
The 2 have since revived their broadcasting careers in Qatar – the place each now reside – for beIN sports activities.
‘I did extra for her, within the early a part of her profession, than anyone, Keys added. ‘Andy and I have been simple targets.
‘It’s simple to have a go at us. I don’t intend to see her in courtroom, however I feel there are issues that may be settled away from that.’
Logan’s memoir, serialised by the Mail on Sunday, tells of a flight to Istanbul for the 2005 Champions League ultimate, which she was protecting for ITV, the place she claims the pair made inappropriate jokes about having intercourse with pregnant ladies.
The BBC presenter writes: ‘I used to be seven months pregnant with twins, and I used to be large. I appeared like I would swallowed an area hopper.
Keys has since referred the matter to legal professionals with the intention to proceed with libel motion in opposition to her
‘In full earshot of me – and anybody who may be listening in our business-class cabin – Richard mentioned: “So, Andy, what do you consider pregnant ladies?”
Logan says Keys tries to say he ‘kick-started her profession’ whereas righting to save lots of his personal
‘”I am afraid I do not discover them very engaging, Richard. The truth is, I by no means slept with my spouse when she was pregnant with our youngsters.”‘
‘”So you did not have intercourse, Andy?” Keys requested.
‘”No, I did not say that, Richard.”
‘Then they laughed their heads off at their little ‘comedy’ routine.
‘I used to be embarrassed, after all, and thought their feedback have been particularly merciless, taking into consideration they each had kids and wives of their very own.’
Logan provides: ‘Keys and Grey have been dinosaurs, ready to turn out to be extinct.’
The 65-year-old Keys has since taken to Twitter to put in writing: ‘Just about an article revealed by The Mail on Sunday written by Ms Gabby Logan.
‘Ms Logan has made numerous wildly inaccurate allegations within the technique of defaming my popularity.
‘I’ve referred the matter to legal professionals with a view to continuing with libel motion.’