Graeme Souness sack theory tabled by Richard Keys after Sky Sports exit | Football | Sport

“His comments caused a bit of a stir. He was clumsy in his phraseology. He didn’t mean harm, but you can’t say that anymore. Football is simply a game – enjoyed by everyone. And we should celebrate that.

“I think most people felt that Graeme had been clumsy and he’s a much loved character, so they were happy to give him the benefit of the doubt – but senior management at Sky certainly weren’t. They decided that was it. He’d be out at the first opportunity.”

Souness is still writing his column for the Daily Mail. And he insists he is still open to doing more punditry work took.

He wrote last week: “I will be 70 on Saturday and I’m still very much open for business. My passion for football is undimmed and I certainly still feel I have a lot to offer.”

Sky Sports are yet to comment.

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