Andy Gray is to visit the house of Sian Massey to spend an hour apologising for his and Richard Keys's remarks about her ability to run the line in Premiership football matches.
Originally, Gray was going to laugh off the whole incident as mere banter that was never intended for anybody other than Keys, however, after a phone call from the ex-Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, he has changed his mind.
"Gordon gave me some helpful advice," said Gray. "And to be honest, I don't mind going round to Sian's house as she's a bit tasty. Just as long as I don't have to go around the house of every liner I insult, or I won't have time for my day job."
Massey, who has had an excellent career as both referee and assistant, is largely unfazed by Gray and Keys's comments.
"I've heard them all," she said. "I started down in the lower leagues. I once ref'd Blyth Spartans against Harrogate Town in Blyth. Blyth's up near Newcastle, and if I could have understood a word that the home fans were saying to me, I'd probably have been quiet embarrassed."
Massey doesn't really care about the comments. "I don't really care about the comments," she said. "The way I look at it, men's football is full of, well, men. It's not like he said I should be at home washing up. He didn't say that did he? He just said I wasn't very good at my job. And he was wrong, and I take a smug satisfaction out of that."