Premier League players & managers will not conduct Match of the Day interviews

Players and managers of Premier League sides playing on Saturday will not partake in usual interviews with BBC Sport’s Match of the Day.

The country’s leading football highlights show is in hot water after it was revealed presenter Gary Lineker was forced to step back from his role in a row over his use of social media.

Lineker compared the language used by the UK government’s new asylum policy to “that used by Germany in the 30s”.

Following the BBC’s decision to temporarily stand Lineker down, several of the show’s pundits – including Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Alex Scott – revealed they…


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