Gary Lineker returns to BBC Football after fairness dispute: ‘I’m glad I’m here’
Gary Lineker back to the live presentation of BBCfootball coverage after a dispute about fairness.
Experts joined the broadcasting station Alan Shearer and Micah Richards We will host live coverage of the FA Cup quarter-finals between Manchester City and Burnley on Saturday.
told gary Refrain from holding Match of the Day last week, Tweets criticizing the new government’s immigration policy.
urged Mass strikes of other stars on BBC SportThat meant that Football Focus was discontinued and Match Of The Day only aired for 20 minutes with no commentary or critique.
back to air After returning to work Earlier this week, Gary said, “I’m glad I’m here.”
Alan Shearer said he didn’t attend last Saturday’s MOTD out of solidarity with Gary, saying last weekend was “really difficult”.
“I just have to clean up and wanted to let all the audience who missed last weekend how upset we are.
“It’s been a really difficult situation for everyone involved. It’s not their fault, but it puts some really great people on TV and radio in an impossible situation. It wasn’t fair.
“So it’s good to get back to some sort of normalcy and talk about football again.
Gary then goes on to say:
Prior to airing, Gary posted a picture of himself at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, telling his Twitter followers:
He also shared a photo of himself, Alan, and Micah in the studio, writing, “Teammates.”
Later in the evening, broadcaster Mark Chapman hosted the MOTD highlight show as Gary faced coverage of the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Gary’s return Presenter reaction on Twitter To the Home Office Video – Inside Minister of the Interior Suela Braverman announced government plan The language used to stop migrants from crossing the strait in small boats “doesn’t look like what Germany used in the 1930s,” he said.
He faced criticism from Tory members. house secretaryA Rishi Sunak spokesperson also said: and illegal immigration. ”
After criticism of the BBC’s decision to pull Gary out of Match of the Day last weekend, executive director Tim Davey said there was an independent review of the company’s social media guidance in light of the controversy. .
“We want to resolve the issue and get our sports content back on the air,” he said Monday, confirming Gary’s return.
Davey warned staff about social media use when he took office at the end of 2020, and guidelines on social media use have been updated.
Company staff were told they had to follow editorial guidelines and editorial oversight, just as they would when creating official BBC content.
But a new review of his guidance, like Gary, focuses on “how it applies to freelancers outside of news and current affairs.”