match of the day viewers hoping to see Gary Lineker back at the helm Saturday night highlights It will take a little longer after that. BBC arguing for criticizing the government’s policy towards asylum seekers.
BBC sports programs crashed last weekend After the 24-year old server was asked to take a step back match of the daymobilized co-hosts, experts and commentators withdraw their labor in solidarity.
But despite Lineker Monday returnThe star host will not be presenting the highlights on Saturday night.
But viewers will be relieved to learn that Lineker’s absence has nothing to do with the recent conflict with BBC bosses, and Lineker will continue to appear on BBC One Saturday afternoon.
The former British actor was always scheduled to appear on the BBC instead. Match of the Day Live FA Cup Coverage of Saturday’s quarterfinal clash between Manchester City And Burnley.
Lineker will be with Micah Richards and Alan Shearer at the BBC studio at Etihad Stadium from 5:25 PM on Saturday.
Presenter Mark Chapman instead match of the day Highlights at 10:30pm on Saturday do so alongside former Wales player Ashley Williams.
Tim Davie, the director-general of the BBC, who reinstated Lineker on Monday, apologized for the interruption caused by the controversy and said he recognized “the possible confusion caused by the gray areas in the BBC’s social media guideline”.
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He said the presenter would “follow the spelling guidelines”. Independent review of BBC’s social media policy complete.
While freelance Lineker does not adhere to the same impartiality rules as staff journalists, the BBC guide states that its high-profile stars are expected to “avoid taking sides on party-political issues”.
The fight escalated after Suella Braverman described a Home Office video promoting the government’s new bill – which would ban people arriving in Britain by small boats from seeking asylum in the UK – as “beyond lousy”.
“There is no big flow,” Lineker wrote on Twitter. “We receive far fewer refugees than other major European countries. This is an immeasurably cruel policy towards the most vulnerable people, in language no different from the one Germany used in the 30s, and am I corrupt?
His words came before as interior minister. “invasion” warning on the south coast – it was received heavy criticism for its “provocative” claim Despite only 89,000 people seeking asylum last year, parliament says 100 million potential refugees “arrived here.”
In a series of tweets on Monday, Lineker said: “After a few surreal days, I’m so happy we got through this. I want to thank all of you for your incredible support, especially my colleagues at BBC Sport for the extraordinary show of solidarity. Football is a team game but their support was overwhelming.
“I have been a sports presenter for the BBC for almost 30 years and I am extremely proud to work with the best and fairest broadcaster in the world. I can’t wait to return to the MOTD chair on Saturday.”