Andy Gray has been the commentator for EA’s FIFA series for years now. From FIFA 12 onward, fans will hear a new voice in the commentary box.
EA has announced that Andy Gray will be replaced by Former England striker Alan Smith. The reason Andy Gray was replaced was because he was fired from Sky Sports after making some derogatory and sexist comments towards a female referee on air.
FIFA 12 senior producer David Rutter commented:
“Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler. As one of the top-tier broadcasters on the UK football scene, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year.”
Alan Smith commented:
“The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth. I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”
FIFA 12 is released September 30th on all major gaming consoles.