BBC suspends Gary Lineker from Match of the Day for impartiality breach | Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker has been suspended as Match of the Day presenter after the corporation said his criticism of the government’s asylum policies breached its impartiality guidelines.

In a dramatic and unexpected escalation of a crisis that has been brewing all week, the corporation took the decision to take its highest-paid presenter off its flagship football show after he was criticised by Tory MPs and the rightwing media.

The move by the BBC prompted other well-known broadcasters – including Lineker’s co-presenters on the programme – to come out in support of him.

Ministers put the BBC…


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