Former Sky Sports duo Richard Keys and Andy Gray are back on British TV screens.
The duo, who fronted Sky Sports’ coverage before their acrimonious exit in 2011 following sexist comments about assistant referee Sian Massey, now present Al Jazeera’s English-language games.
Ironically, Keys and Gray’s appearances on rogue broadcasts, intended for the Middle East but being fed into numerous UK pubs and clubs, are directly affecting Premier League rights holders Sky - according to the Daily Mail.
The broadcasts, used by British establishments due to “lax encryption processes”, are very problematic for Sky, who paid £2.28 billion for the rights to the Premier League in what was a three-year package.
Keys and Gray, who were widely criticised for the sexist comments that led to their high-profile sacking from Sky, moved to Doha for their TV comeback and head up the Al Jazeera coverage.
The Premier League reportedly told the Mail that the unofficial Al Jazeera feed is a serious ongoing issue and intend to hold urgent talks regarding the screenings.