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Richard Keys: “Dark forces are at work”

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Richard Keys – who is sounding increasingly like a chubby Fox Mulder – has been on talkSPORT saying ‘sorry’ over and over again. Rather more interestingly he also said this…

“There are dark forces at work”

Keys was eventually pressed on what those dark forces are, but he evaded the questions with all the skill of that tricky Richard Nixon in that film Frost/Nixon. That’s where the similarities end though, because while David Frost had a hard job in getting Nixon to say ‘sorry’, Hawksbee & Jacobs had to stop Keys saying it every other word.

In between the rather frustrated apologies he also said some other stuff…

On Sian Massey…

“This shouldn’t affect her – LEAVE HER ALONE!”

“I called her straight away to apologise on behalf of Andy and myself and there was much banter between the two of us – much of it from her side”

On Andy Gray…

“I’ve worked with Andy for over 20 years and I’ve become very fond of him. I need to have a long think about whether or not I want to carry on without him.”

On his future…

“Of course I have to consider resigning. My mate has been sacked and the view of the majority is that he should have. I have been considering my own future these past few days.”

On the ‘Redknapp clip’…

“It was out of order. Outrageous. There are clearly some behavioural problems. Reconstruction is needed.”

On how it was managed…

“From something that was controllable I have found the reaction to be extraordinary.”

“I apologised to Sian straight away on the Saturday and let certain individuals at Sky know, and yet it took until the Monday evening for it to be made public.”

On the media coverage…

“There are double standards at work.”

And finally, on his jackets…

“We’ve had to upset a few people along the way to get where we are. All those loud jackets in the early days were because we driving a Mini, but now Sky is a Rolls Royce and we don’t have to do that anymore.”

We’ve definitely missed some good stuff. Did you hear it? What were your favourite bits? Can he recover? We’d love to know what you make of it…


2 responses so far
  • Joe // January 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Well, I think probably these “dark forces” he alludes to are whoever keeps trickling these videos out day by day. I bet that it’s the same person who secretly taped the conversation between him and Gray in the first place. That being said, Keys has quite clearly been a twat behind the scenes for quite some time, and now it’s all going public. These “dark forces” are doing all of us fans of schadenfreude a favor.

  • elcynico // January 27, 2011 at 1:51 am

    My favourit bit: Where he said it was just banter, thereby implying there was no anti-women bias. To anyone who has seen the tape it is obvious that there was no banter and both presenters were aggrieved that a woman dared defile the holy ground of a football pitch.

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