Lineker has been suspended by the BBC over its criticism of UK immigration policy

Axel Allag, Media365, posted on Fri Mar 10 2023 at 8:33 pm.

While he compared the text of the Illegal Immigration Act, recently introduced by the British parliament, to a “German in the 1930s,” the BBC on Friday dismissed Gary Lineker. He ceased presenting Match of the Day, and was supported by Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, who announced their refusal to interfere on the channel during Saturday’s show.

An earthquake on the scale of English football. This Friday, Gary Lineker, former Three Lions international (80 caps between 1984 and 1992) and now a consultant, has been suspended from the popular show Match of the Day. Comment “Until an agreement is reached regarding the use of his social networks.” the reason ? Earlier this week, the former Tottenham and Barcelona striker slammed a controversial illegal immigration bill recently introduced by the British Parliament that aims to prevent migrants arriving by way of the English Channel from seeking asylum in the UK. “It is just a very harsh policy aimed at the most vulnerable people in language not unlike that used by Germany in the 1930s.“, pointed out.

Wright and Shearer to support Lineker

On Thursday, Lineker stood by his words, tweeting that he was “so excited” to be doing his show on Saturday. Since 1999 the presenter of the BBC’s Match of the Day has seen the channel calling him to order. “Gary Lineker’s recent social media activity violates our guidelines. He should avoid taking sides on political issues or controversies.”BBC explained. In the wake of the BBC’s decision, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer announced their refusal to intervene on the channel, in solidarity with Lineker. TOhEveryone knows what today’s game means to me but I told the BBC I wouldn’t be there tomorrow (Saturday). Solidarity,” the former Arsenal striker wrote.

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