There were no words. which was convenient in its own way, because when people can’t speak freely, they usually don’t. There were noises, the voices of various crowds. But sports broadcasting didn’t even have the most iconic theme tune. which one is goodbecause this was not match of the day. It was a 20-minute bundle of key moments stitched together, looking like a cheap production of goals from a second-rate European league waiting to be superimposed on a replaceable, harmless song before it aired.

Six days after Match of the Day 2 was shown A historic drop for Manchester UnitedThe Match of the Day suffered a historic drop for the Match of the Day. The most successful club in the English league ever suffered its heaviest defeat in 91 years last Sunday, but the most iconic program of English football broadcasting… in the biggest crisis on. No hosts, no experts, no analysis, no interviews and no commentators. There was less of real football and less of emotion or fun. Instead, anyone who missed the news that the program was shortened and set a little late was greeted by Sully, a movie about avoiding a plane crash. It may not have been the wisest of choices: BBC‘S one week traffic accident.

It’s tempting to say it’s a crisis entirely caused by the BBC; tempting, but not true, because it ignores the role played by the corrupt, poisonous Conservative Party, with its determination to silence and scapegoat anyone who disagrees with them. But the general manager Tim Davie‘s crisis management brand has been to create a crisis with its management. President Richard Sharp is discovering that, as awards go to Tory donors, it is preferable to strike a multi-million contract to provide unusable PPE than to be placed in a position where he encounters people with immutable values ​​about inappropriate things like freedom of speech.

Instead, the BBC gave Gary Lineker Further suspension from any referee or football governing body acting on the illusion that they can liquidate anyone who doesn’t fit the (conservative) party line and hopefully ruin the best sports show on terrestrial television for just a week. They had a spectacle stripped of their staff and personality, wisdom and intelligence. Goals were good: great in some situations. The games were compelling with the plot and characters. Match of the Day should have been a great 90-minute drama. Not this week. The real action took place before the shots and saves were televised.

The forwards went on strike in support of Lineker, led by the commendable Ian Wright, backed by his deputy Alan Shearer. Commentators Steve Wilson, Conor McNamara, Robyn Cowen, and Steven Wyeth staged the riot on the dock. More people were unavailable than in the average Everton injury crisis: Alex Scott, Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Jermaine Jenas, Alex Scott from a second show, Mark Chapman from another show, Jason Mohammed, Kelly Somers, Colin Murray, Dion Dublin, Jermain Defoe . It was a test and they all passed.

And so, after leaving BBC Presenter Hunt, Football Focus was replaced by Bargain Hunt. Without the Final Score, a company associated with the repair chose the Repair Shop. There was no Martial Speech; not without free speech.

The match of the day was broadcast in the weirdest form in its history

(BBC / Pete Dads)

Meanwhile, the BBC’s top officials were too busy bowing to an authoritarian government to read the room; It’s not the green room as the experts show their principles, or the locker room where the PFA makes it clear that players don’t speak in the Match of the Day, or the BBC’s floor-filled rooms. Probably not the country’s larger room either. Most can see insincere claims. If Lineker were an ardent advocate of the government’s immigration policy, she would have been allowed to make a presentation if it mirrored the politics of Suella Braverman, Lee Anderson, or Dominic Raab. Instead, he used his platform to speak for refugees. And it’s troubling for this rotten regime, especially when some football players and ex-footballers have social consciences. Obviously, some members of the government do not do this.

A world where the most prejudiced people claim to want neutrality, where those who claim to cancel culture are willing to cancel. And yes, it’s a distraction tactic. After 13 disastrous years, the only thing Conservatives have left is culture wars and lies. There’s something very Trumpist about the way they spoil everything they touch. There’s something typically clumsy about how all of his cunning schemes backfire: They’re clearly baffled by their colleagues’ support for Lineker. The BBC’s reputation is tarnished at home and abroad by following the order of the Conservatives: The New York Times headline said “in turmoil”, while CNN went for “chaos” and the Washington Post went for “BBC boycott”. The BBC continued to report – El Pais, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, La Repubblica – but it was all bad news for them.

But in 13 years of vandalism, the Conservatives have damaged almost everything they can. National institutions are particularly sensitive, as the NHS has shown. Maybe it was just a matter of time before they made it to the Game of the Day. And so Saturday evenings across the country were ruined; It was perfectly typical for others to suffer because of the actions of right-wing headbangers. It is the theme of the last few years. Those who are considering knighting Stanley Johnson are in favor of banning England’s top goal scorer in World Cups from the national broadcaster. And a corrupt British Broadcasting Corporation is another sign of a corrupt Britain.