Andy Gray out of FIFA 2012

Matthew Turner

June 30, 2011

Shamed football commentator Andy Gray has taken another blow after being left out of this year’s FIFA 2012 commentary team.

The move is part of an even bigger shake up by EA as they look to bring a fresh appeal to the franchise.

Martin Tyler will return as the main commentator but will instead be partnered by Alan Smith, a co-commentator of Tyler on Sky Sports.

Another twist will see a secondary team of commentators in the form of Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

The ITV pundits will focus primarily on the tournament features of the game, although it will be possible to set them as the default team through the games settings options.

The removal of Andy Gray is seen as a response to the Scot’s sacking from Sky Sports earlier this year due to a sexism scandal. Sky Sports colleague Richard Keys also left his post due to these circumstances.

Reaction so far has been positive with fans pleased that EA Sports have opted for a fresh approach for the first time since FIFA 2008, when Martin Tyler replaced former regular Clive Tyldesley.

FIFA 12 will be available to play from September 30th on XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and PC.


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