Sian Massey's return draws a line under Sky Sports sexism scandal

08 February 2011 01:06
Sian Massey is back in the Premier League on Saturday three weeks after being engulfed in the sexism row over Sky's Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

The female assistant referee, who made a clandestine return in League Two last Saturday, will run the line for Aston Villa's visit to Blackpool, guided by Howard Webb.

After outfoxing the media by sending the 25-year-old to Chesterfield's 2-2 draw with Aldershot at the 11th hour last Saturday, refereeing chiefs have now restored Massey to the top flight. 

Top flight return: The row surrounding Massey is dying down

Referees' manager Mike Riley was accused of sidelining Massey by removing her from games at Crewe and Corby, but has restored her quicklynow the storm is subsiding.

Mike Dean has been appointed to referee the Carling Cup final on February 27 between Arsenal and Birmingham.  Massey returns to officiating duties for first time following Sky sexism scandalAll the buzz of the npower football league: Praise due for Massey's returnMassey still stuck on the sidelines as Sky sexism row continues to rumblePatrick Collins: Trite, arrogant and offensive. what a way to go

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Source: Daily_Mail