Gary Lineker vs BBC MOTD: All the latest news and talking points
The plot thickens.
Catch up with all of the latest news and talking points regarding Gary Lineker's ongoing stalemate with BBC MOTD alongside his team of pundits.
Lineker announced that he would be taking a step back from Match of the Day until an agreement is reached in terms of his own personal social media account.
In a now deleted tweet, Lineker compared language used in the Conservative government's newly-adopted refugee policy "to that used by Germany in the 30's", immediately sparking controversy on the platform.
The new Illegal Migration Bill to which Lineker is referring to, was unveiled this week by British Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
In the aftermath of the 62-year-old football presenter's response, the BBC had reportedly asked to hold talks with Lineker, under the guise of reminding him of his social media 'responsibilities' and of the broadcaster's political impartiality.
Soon after the news broke that Lineker wouldn't be presenting tonight's show, his fellow pundits took a stance and refused to be a part of it.
Alan Shearer, Micah Richards, Danny Murphy, Ian Wright and more have all stated that they will not be doing the programme if Lineker is not involved.
Follow all of the latest updates right here:
- Gary Lineker to "step back from presenting MOTD" following social media controversy
- Gary Lineker ";to be spoken to: after comparing UK government's migrant plan to Nazi Germany
- Gary Lineker says that Nick Pope shouldn't be suspended for Carabao Cup final