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Andy Gray “Dropped from FIFA 12″

by Craig ColeApril 15, 2011

[Edit: FIFA 12 Commentators have now been announced]

Electronic Arts will announce Andy Gray’s removal from the next FIFA game in the coming weeks, sources claim.

A source at EA claimed: “They’re [EA] slightly concerned that people will be put off buying FIFA 12 if Andy Gray is still a commentator after his sexist claims were deemed unacceptable.”

“EA also have a continued relationship with Sky Sports and that could be ruined if Gray is still featured so a replacement is currently being sought.”

Will Andy Gray be on FIFA 12?  These statements have been taken from the website Media Spy and I must admit, they sound pretty convincing…  The only thing is that the author, Thomas Ramsey-Andrews, doesn’t give away his sources and I’m still not aware of any official decision by EA.

With FIFA 12 development in full flow, the release of the first FIFA 12 Screenshot and the opening of the Official EA FIFA 12 Forum, you’d think EA must know by now whether they will keep Andy Gray on for the FIFA 12 title or not.

Whether they’re keeping Andy Gray on or not, I’d expect the EA marketing steam train to use the release of this information to grab as many headlines as possible so when an official announcement is made, expect it to be accompanied by a fanfair as opposed to just being a short statement.

Thomas goes on to say,

“Martin Tyler is expected to remain in the next game, with Rob Hawthorne reportedly going to be Gray’s replacement.”

So what do you think?  Will EA keep Andy Gray on?  Will Rob Hawthorne make a good replacement?  Who would you choose to be the next FIFA 12 commentator?

[EDIT] – Clive Tyldesley wrote today on Twitter: “Writing scripts for FIFA’12 is not even as exciting as it sounds”.  Could Clive Tyldesley be the new commentator for FIFA12???

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Craig Cole
Founder of UltimateFIFA.com, Evertonian *groan*, entrepreneur. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment which I put to good use in the Ultimate Team market. ;)
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  • Corby
    April 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    They need to get Kammy and Windass!

  • Sam
    April 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Thank goodness I don’t have to hear some of his repetitive rubbish any more. Been hearing it on and off since FIFA 2002.

  • May 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    it obviously wont be rob hawthorne because he is not that type of commentator he is like martin tyler where as andy gray is like alan smith and chris coleman

  • pondy
    June 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    jeff sterling and kammy defo would be awesome

  • Adam
    June 11, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    KAMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ALL THE WAY I SHAGGED IMOGEN THOMAS BEFORE GIGGS IM PROUD

  • Rochie
    June 21, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Its got to be Gary Neville! come on duh!!

  • June 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    the commentators have been anounced

    Kammy has replaced Martin Tyler which was a shock to me but Andy Gray stays but FIFA 12 have announced they will have two more commentators to combat the repetitive of the other two commentators.
    The additional commentators have not been announced by name but sources say it could be Jeff Stelling which would be great or Jamie Redknapp which again qwould be good and or Ray Wilkins which would be shit! ( stay on your feet son)

  • Lion
    September 20, 2011 at 3:04 am

    It’s gotta be Kammy. If they started doing cutscenes atdescribing with Kammy describing the action (around the league too if in career mode), I would be dead with laugh

  • vvxzxv
    May 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Elo , i think that Rob Hawthrone should be the 1 commentator

  • Arafa
    July 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Hope every1 has realised Andy Gray had some good commentating when the ball was in the box…Allan Smith kinda sucks when he’s busy talkin of history…uhhhgggg plzzzz save us n find another pair….Fifa 12 was not sooo good….Am jst waiting for Fifa 13 cuz this one is tooo boring & Easy…

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