Scott Minto sacked by Sky Sports as broadcaster continues to shake the screen


Scott Minto has been sacked by Sky Sports as he becomes the latest victim of the broadcaster’s on-screen upheaval.The presenter follows pundits Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas after announcing the trio were banned from Sky’s Soccer on Saturday Wednesday.

Former Chelsea and West Ham defender Minto joined Sky at the end of his playing career and was a regular feature on Sky.

Among other things, Minto has covered coverage of the EFL and Spain’s La Liga, and the 49-year-old released a statement confirming his departure on Thursday.

He said: “It is with a heavy heart that after an incredible 13 years with Sky Sports, I share the news that I will no longer be working with Sky and be part of their ongoing football coverage.

Scott Minto was sacked by Sky Sports after 13 years of service

“Although the decision was not mine, I leave Sky only fond memories of covering the EFL, the Play-Offs, the Carabao Cup, Spanish football, Revista De La Liga and many others.

“It has been a truly fantastic experience and a privilege to work with and alongside so many talented people.

“I wish Sky staff and teams all the best for the coming season – a season that should be really spectacular in the Premier League and EFL.

“I am extremely excited about the future and will be sharing news of my next project soon. I can’t wait to be back on screen very soon. ”

The news comes less than 24 hours after Sky released a statement regarding Le Tissier and co.

The broadcaster’s statement said, “We’re changing some parts of our football coverage – Matt, Charlie and Phil have done a great job for us over the years, and they will leave us our heartfelt thanks and best wishes.”

Saturday football host Jeff Stelling reacted to the announcement with desperation, tweeting: “One of my saddest days at Sky Sports with the departure of three of my best friends. They were part of a team which for me was the best. ”

Pundit Micah Richards and Goals on Sunday co-host Alex Scott are two of the names linked to their replacement on the show, but the two have faced a backlash on social media.

Match of the Day specialist Ian Wright, who works for the BBC, has since made a passionate defense of Richards and Scott, as well as other role-related figures, denouncing “racist” criticism.

Micah Richards was linked with a role in Soccer on Saturday
Micah Richards was linked with a role in Soccer on Saturday

“Racism is skyrocketing today,” Wright said. “Can someone just answer me, what did Micah Richards, Alex Scott, Sol Campbell, Clinton Morrison or any other black expert have to do with Sky’s decision to get rid of these guys?” ”

“All because three middle-aged whites have the bag. I kiss my teeth, say raasclaat and all that kind of stuff. What did they do, what did they do?

“Because a black person or a woman might have the opportunity to do this job. She might have the chance to do this show. Why are people angry? ”

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