Sian Massey, the female assistant referee embroiled in the Sky sports sexism row will return to the football pitch tonight for Crewe’s game against Bradford.

Massey returns to the pitch as controversy created by comments made about her by Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray at the Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool on Saturday continues to rage.

Not realising their microphones were still switched on, The Sky commentating duo were both heard saying that “women ‘do not know the offside rule”  and specifically mentioned Massey’s name

They also had a pop at West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady on her recent comments about sexism in football.

Sky pundits slammed for sexist comments

For their trouble the pair and both were dropped by Sky from Monday night’s coverage of the Bolton versus Chelsea game at the Reebok Stadium as Sky took disciplinary action against them.

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said: “It has been made clear to each of them that their comments were totally unacceptable.”

“Those views are inexcusable, entirely inconsistent with our ethos as a business and employer, and will rightly offend many of our customers, our people, and the wider public. They are inexcusable from anyone at Sky, regardless of their role or seniority.”

Keys has reportedly contacted Massey to personally apologise for his remarks.