Chants aimed at sexism-row official on return

BY foxsports • February 12, 2011

Assistant referee Sian Massey has faced unwelcome chants on her return to the Premier League for the first time since being the subject of a sexism scandal.

Two football broadcasters left British TV station Sky Sports last month after being caught off air making disparaging remarks about Massey before she ran the line for Liverpool against Wolverhampton.

Massey made a low-key return to action last weekend for a fourth-tier match.

But she returned to the topflight Saturday to work alongside World Cup final referee Howard Webb at Blackpool's match against Aston Villa.

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway said he ''didn't like some of the shouts,'' which he said included ''There's only one Andy Gray.''

Gray was fired by Sky, while colleague Richard Keys quit.


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