My Weekly Rant made about who leaked Sexist comments against women in football by Andy Grey Sky Sports
Sexism in football rears its ugly head again
Well once again here we are with a weekly rant that has Sijo1's Blood Pressure at dangerous levels.This week we saw Sian Massey running the line in a top flight Premiership match at Molineux park between Wolves and Liverpool.Fans had to take a double take at the rare sight of a woman official in Football.
Now lets make myself clear right from the very start i have absolutely nothing against a woman running the line at football or further more refereeing a game why not if you are good enough to do it then why not.Lets face it its not an easy game to referee and we are all experts when sitting in the armchair or watching at the Pub or even 50 rows back at the actual game, the fact remains that quick decisions have to be made in a very fast paced game and every now and again the officials get it wrong.
My Weekly rant is more about the meal being made of off the air comments made by two Sky sports Commentators in a sexist manner against Sian Massey.Sky Sports Presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys were overheard making sexist remarks about Sian and complaining that woman shouldn't be officiating a game.
Now 1st things first the 2 presenters are daft for talking with a microphone on Gorden Brown Knows only too well but these comments were private comments between the two, so why are these two disciplined by Sky why not Discipline the person who leaked the a story that could of been kept in house and not brought to the public attention after all everyone is entitled to an opinion and its not liked they talked about Sian in a derogatory manner live on Air.
So why i ask you have the press made such a big deal of it.The Fact remains Sian did a Competent job and this should encourage further woman to official games have people really got nothing better to do than look at the negative side and focus on two of off the air comments of two presenters who could of had the same conversation in the Bar after the game but just happened to speak about it with the Microphone on.
This of course is not to say that sexism doesn't exist in football of course it does and will continue to do so for many years to come but highlighting such petty issues as this doesn't help anyone does it.
Referees will always be in for criticismand the butt of jokes regardless of being male or female and after all its a game.
It seems that people in this Country get on their high horse about such trivial things lets face it a Cleric can stand and preach hatred in our streets that we should all be blown to pieces and somehow this is acceptable and the right of freedom to speech but two people cant have a private conversation or debate on woman refereeing a football game and are all over the national papers and in the News absolutely ridiculous.
Well that is this weekly rant over with and as usual if you agree or disagree please feel free to leave a comment i think this is an interesting subject that touches on many different issues!!!!