Gary Lineker will return to Match of the Day as BBC apologizes
Gary Lineker to return to the first match of the day since you fought with BBC bosses on their condemnation of government policy and rhetoric refugees.
Most of the BBC’s football news coverage effectively collapsed last weekend as co-hosts, experts and commentators withdrew their work in solidarity with the former English footballer who was reinstated on Monday.
Lineker will not host match of the day Highlights are shown on Saturday night, but are always scheduled to get ahead of the BBC. Match of the Day Live FA Cup broadcast of the semi-final match between Manchester City and Burnley.
With scrutiny of the debate intensifying, the National Union of Journalists warned of the belief in the broadcaster’s chief executive. Tim Davie “at an all-time low” – as journalists stage a strike over proposed cuts on local radio.
It follows the anger in the conservative ranks. BBCLineker, who saw the company apologize for an independent review of social media rules.
‘Totally disproportionate’: Gary Lineker appears on television for the first time since BBC suspension
Football presenter Gary Lineker denounced the controversy over his suspension by the BBC for his tweets as “totally disproportionate”:
Jane Dalton17 March 2023 19:34
What can we expect from a BBC social media review after the Lineker debate?
The BBC’s managing director, Tim Davie, announced a review of the social media guidelines as he noticed the “potential confusion caused by the gray areas” of the guide, following the recent neutrality debate over a tweet by Gary Lineker.
Ahead of the recently announced review, we take a look at what we know so far and how the review could be conducted based on the 2020 update.
andy gregory17 March 2023 at 15:15
Watch: Keir Starmer tells Rishi Sunak to ‘stand up to snowflake MPs’ over Gary Lineker BBC controversy
Full change: Keir Starmer tells Rishi Sunak to ‘stand up to snowflake MPs’ over Gary Lineker BBC controversy
andy gregory17 March 2023 12:44
Ian Wright says ‘heads should be rolled’ after BBC administration caused ‘hot spot’ in Gary Lineker debate
Ian Wright said “heads should be rolled” after executives at the BBC asked Gary Lineker to walk away over the weekend, causing a “hot mess”. match of the day.
At the start of the Wrighty’s House podcast, the 59-year-old said that the discussion was “perfectly distracting from the things that really matter.”
He added: “They’ve made a hot mess for me. I’m telling you, it’s all coming from above, man I can’t blame (head of BBC TV Sport) BBC Sports team Philip Bernie. It’s all in one tweet.”
Charlotte McLaughlin It has the full report:
andy gregory17 March 2023 11:54
Starmer tells Sunak to stand up against snowflake lawmakers after Gary Lineker fight
Sir Keir Starmer said Rishi Sunak should “stand up to the snowflake lawmakers who are waging war on freedom of speech” after the Gary Lineker debate.
The Labor leader asked for assurances that Conservative MPs or other party-linked people did not lobby the BBC to “effectively cancel” the Match of the Day last weekend.
Richard Wheeler17 March 2023 10:47
Match of the Day theme tune suppresses BBC interview outside parliament after Gary Lineker fight
This match of the day The theme tune interrupted a BBC News interview outside parliament earlier this week.
Speaking about Budget, Tory MP Harriett Baldwin was overwhelmed by the iconic music from the famous football highlights program.
It erupted around Westminster after the BBC and presenter Gary Lineker were said to withdraw from last weekend’s Match of the Day after tweeting criticism of the government’s asylum policy.
Coworker Oliver Browning has more details:
Match of the Day theme tune pushes live BBC interview after Gary Lineker fight
The tune on Match of the Day interrupted a BBC News interview held outside parliament on Wednesday (March 15th). Speaking about Budget, Tory MP Harriett Baldwin was overwhelmed by the iconic music from the famous football highlights program. It erupted around Westminster after the BBC and presenter Gary Lineker were said to withdraw from last weekend’s Match of the Day after tweeting criticism of the government’s asylum policy. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
andy gregory17 March 2023 09:54
Union claims faith in BBC director-general is ‘always low’
A Journalists’ Union official said BBC director-general Tim Davie was at an “all-time low” following the suspension and reinstatement of presenter Gary Lineker.
The BBC program was rocked by strikes earlier this week that were estimated to involve around 1,000 journalists.
Former Labor Party shadow chancellor John McDonnell, who was among those on a strike line outside Broadcasting House on Wednesday, said BBC journalists were “forced to strike” because of proposed cuts to local radio.
andy gregory17 March 2023 09:12
Former news head says next BBC head shouldn’t be ‘political appointment’
Roger Mosey, former head of BBC television news and sports director, said the next BBC head should not be a “political appointment” – he claimed it would be “great statesmanship” for Rishi Sunak to de-politicize the appointment. .
It comes amid controversy over the position of BBC chief Richard Sharp, which is subject to ongoing scrutiny after it was revealed that he helped secure a £800,000 loan facility to former prime minister Boris Johnson.
Speaking on Roger Bolton’s Beeb Watch podcast, Mr. Mosey said it would be “a tremendous payoff” for the future president to be “someone invisible in the pockets of this or that party”.
Questions have arisen about Mr Sharp’s position as head of the BBC, following the recent discussion of neutrality over Gary Lineker’s tweets comparing the government’s language on asylum to that of Germany in the 1930s.
andy gregory17 March 2023 09:04
The agent said Gary Lineker had a ‘special agreement’ with the BBC to tweet about refugees.
According to his representative, Gary Lineker believed he had a “special agreement” with the BBC that allowed him to comment on refugees and the small boat crisis.
Jon Holmes, who represents football presenter, said the discussion was “disheveled” despite efforts to “calm everybody down”.
He claimed that his client believed he had an agreement with the BBC’s director-general, Tim Davie, that he could make public statements on certain issues.
Coworker Thomas Kingsley It has the full report:
andy gregory17 March 2023 09:01
Gary Lineker criticizes Tory MP for ‘ugly’ Nazi allegation comments
Gary Lineker countered a Conservative MP who falsely suggested that the BBC presenter referred to the so-called “red wall” voters of the north and our political correspondent the Midlands “Nazis” and “racist bigots”. Adam Forrest reports.
Jonathan Gullis, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North Tory, said that the raid on small boats planned by Rishi Sunak “has upset all the right people in the right places”.
Reacting to a clip of the interview, Twitter user Simon Harris said, “I don’t think Gary Lineker actually called the red wall voters directly ‘Nazis,’ Mr. Gullis.”
Lineker later responded by tweeting: “No, he hasn’t and he never will. It’s outrageous and dangerously provocative.”
andy gregory17 March 2023 09:00