Watch the footage that got Andy Gray sacked
Published 16:45 25/01/11 By Steve Anglesey
Andy Gray was sacked by Sky Sports today after video evidence emerged of him making a lewd remark to workmate Charlotte Jackson.
On the clip, which you can watch below, Gray fiddles with his trousers while filming a clip in the Monday Night Football studio last December and invites the presenter to "tuck that in for me".
That was the final straw for Sky Sports, who brought Gray's long association with a channel to an end this afternoon saying "new evidence had come to light today".
Gray - thought to earn £2million a year - and TV partner Richard Keys had been warned about their future conduct yesterday after being caught sniggering off-air about a female match official – and saying women couldn’t understand the offside rule.
Further video then emerged of Gray joking about assistant referee Sian Massey with Sky touchline reporter Andy Burton, who was also suspended today.
Announcing the departure of Gray, who has been one of the faces of the broadcaster's live Barclays Premier League coverage since it began almost 20 years ago, Sky Sports said in a statement: "Sky Sports today terminated its contract with Andy Gray.
"The decision, which is effective immediately, was made in response to new evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour.
"The new evidence, relating to an off-air incident that took place in December 2010, came to light after Andy Gray had already been subjected to disciplinary action for his comments of 22nd January 2011."
The new footage, which was recorded last month but only came to light in the last 24 hours, appears to show Gray making a suggestive comment towards colleague Charlotte Jackson, who does not openly react while he and Keys then burst out laughing.
Managing director Barney Francis added: "Andy Gray's contract had 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."