Why, then,are they still employed by Rupert Murdoch's empire? Referees and sports officials take all sorts of flack, much of it justified, but to suggest that someone is incapable of acting as a linesman because she is a woman is ridiculous.
Have a listen to what they actually said, which is posted on You Tube here.
Karren Brady, West Ham's Vice Chairman, said in the Sun last week that:
However, over the past few weeks for the first time in my life I am experiencing sexism at its rankest, lies about my personal life and a level of calculated mischief that is simply appalling.Keys and Gray dismissed that with a "Do us a favour, love".
If commentators can't moderate their language and behaviour at all times when they're in the vicinity of a microphone, they should pay the consequences.
If Sky let this pair keep their jobs, they are as good as saying that their comments were acceptable. There are some times when a hastily thrown together apology just won't do. As I write this, I learn from the BBC that they're not going to be commentating tonight so let's hope that Sky are reconsidering their future.
Update: Well, at least one of them doesn't after the BBC fired Andy Gray today. My biggest shock was finding out he earned nearly £2 million! For watching football and telling us who's kicking the ball! Ridiculous!