Gary Lineker: Will the BBC sack the Match of the Day presenter?
Gary Lineker, presenter of the BBC’s Match of the Day, has been left on the bench this weekend together with his future unsure.
Lineker this week tweeted his help (opens in new tab) for refugees, labelling a latest authorities coverage as an “Immeasurably merciless coverage directed on the most susceptible folks in language that’s not dissimilar to that utilized by Germany within the 30s”.
The BBC later introduced that “till we have got an agreed and clear place on his use of social media,” Lineker can be standing other than presenting duties on the Premier League highlights present.
Will the BBC sack the Match of the Day presenter?
Curiously, Lineker himself doesn’t consider himself as an worker of the BBC, labelling himself in a single interview (opens in new tab) as “freelance”. Nonetheless, the Beeb should resolve to chop ties with the presenter, who remains to be one in all their highest earners, regardless of working elsewhere, too.
In response to Sky Information’ political editor Beth Rigby (opens in new tab), a senior BBC insider was requested whether or not the state broadcaster and Lineker might half firm. The insider in query appeared optimistic that it will not come to that, replying, “Hopefully it will likely be resolved.”
Regardless of this, it’s nonetheless unsure as to what occurs subsequent. With Lineker reportedly refusing to apologise (opens in new tab) for his tweet, it appears as if the BBC will both must again down within the face of mounting strain from different pundits and followers – or take away Lineker completely.
Ian Wright and Alan Shearer have each introduced that they are going to be standing in solidarity with Lineker and refusing to seem on MOTD this weekend.