So much has been said and written since the Andy Gray and Richard Keys saga hit the headlines, that it's difficult to suggest that a particular aspect of the fiasco is more significant than any other. However, putting aside the fact that it could be asked, "Why comment at all?", I couldn't help noticing that one leading character in the affair mentioned something which - so far as I can see - has escaped serious analysis. I'm referring, by the way, to something Karen Brady said.
Now, before elaborating on that particular point, I am not in the least bit afraid, nor ashamed, to admit that many of my views are considered Victorian However, I'm not prepared to accept that holding long-established opinions is a sin. Furthermore, I do not have the slightest hesitation in suggesting that many of those who ridicule values which are not in tune with their own, are often just as bigoted as those they choose to condemn.
Anyway, returning to Ms Brady. Following the development of the recent controversy, during a BBC radio interview, whilst attempting to put forward her case for 'equality' within football, she seemed completely oblivious to the irony of her claim that, "When I left Birmingham F.C., 75% of the staff were women and, since I joined West Ham all three of the senior executives I've appointed have been women."
So much for equality!
Mind you, apart from near-identical fortunes in The Carling Cup competition, it might go some way towards explaining why neither club seems to be showing much signs of challenging for a place within the exalted realms of 'the top four'.