EA’s beloved FIFA franchise will be taking the pitch this year without long-time color commentator Andy Gray. Gray has essentially been issued a red card by both EA and Sky Sports, being sent-off after on-air sexist comments regarding a call from a female official during an EPL match.
Gray will be replaced by current Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith who will appear alongside play-by-play man, Martin Tyler. However, EA will offer two commentary options for players this year. Fans can select from the Tyler-Smith duo or opt for Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, with the default option being that Tyler-Smith will call most of the games and the more important matches will be called by Tyldesley-Townsend to give them a more realistic significance.
FIFA 12 is set to release September 27.