Gary Lineker Kicked Out of TV Air Because of a Nazi Tweet


Match of the Day is in chaos tonight after taking Gary Lineker off air – with fellow hosts Ian Wright and Alan Shearer stepping away in solidarity

Lineker will not present Match of the Day this weekend after the BBC decided his tweet comparing the Home Office’s immigration policy to Nazi Germany breached impartiality rules – but he has been roundly supported by colleagues.

Fellow football pundit Ian Wright today tweeted that he would also shun presenting Match of the Day while the ban is in place, expressing ‘solidarity’ with his co-host.

Alan Shearer is the latest withdrawal from Match of the Day, tweeting this evening: ‘I have informed the BBC that I won’t be appearing on MOTD tomorrow night.’

Retired England goalkeeper Ben Foster also wrote a message of support under Ian Wright’s tweet, replying: ‘Heck yes Wrighty.’

Channel 5 News presenter Dan Walker said Gary Lineker has told him ‘they’ve [the BBC] told me I have to step back’.

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