Holloway hits out at anti-Massey chants

12 February 2011 08:30
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway hit out at supporters who aimed chants in the direction of assistant referee Sian Massey at Bloomfield Road. Massey returned to the Premier League for the first time since she was the subject of sexist remarks surrounding Liverpool's win at Wolves last month. Those comments led to Andy Gray and Richards Keys losing their jobs at Sky Sports in the wake of the scandal. Holloway said: "I didn't like some of the shouts. Is that funny? 'There is only one Andy Gray'. "That's rude, you have got to forget about all of that and get on with things, haven't we. I think we should let things lie in the past. Did she do all right? Absolutely." Blackpool ended a run of five straight defeats with a stirring display after going a goal down after 10 minutes. while Villa were reduced to 10 men in the 70th minute when Jean Makoun was given a straight red card after a challenge on DJ Campbell. Darren Bent released Gabriel Agbonlahor on the left and he raced away before rounding Richard Kingson and firing a shot into the corner to give Villa the lead, but Blackpool regrouped and equalised through Elliot Grandin four minutes later.

Source: PA

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