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The BBC suspends Gary Lineker for his criticism of the British government

Gary Lineker.

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The mythical former English footballer, Gary Lineker, was suspended by the BBC for his criticism of the British government. The historic former player has been the host of Match of the Day for the BBC since 1999, a chain that cut him off from his squad due to his comments on social networks.

Gary Lineker criticized the UK Department for Migration in a tweet and made a harsh comparison of its policies to those of Nazi Germany. This comment generated the action of the prestigious television channel that would be negotiating with the legendary former FC Barcelona player what they consider the correct management of their social networks.

There is not a large influx. We accept far fewer refugees than other major European countries. This is just an immeasurably cruel policy aimed at the most vulnerable people in language not unlike that used by Germany in the 1930s, and am I out of line?“Lineker wrote through his Twitter account.

Faced with this reality, the BBC issued a statement justifying the action they carried out and talking about the behavior of Gary Lineker. “We’ve never said that Gary should be someone who doesn’t have opinions or can’t get perspective on issues that matter to him, but we’ve said that he should stay well away from taking sides on partisan political issues or political controversies.“.

Ian Wright, Lineker’s partner in the aforementioned program, would not appear in the next broadcast of it, this in solidarity with the former player. “Everyone knows what Match of the Day means to me, but I told the BBC I won’t do it tomorrow. Solidarity“.

Likewise, Gary Neville also expressed his solidarity with Lineker and launched strong criticism of the Conservative Party. “When you face the ‘tories’ and the system. Horrible people we need to go“. We will have to wait for the outcome of the events, since the separation of Lineker, the BBC clarified that it will not be definitive.

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