Pundits boycott Match of the Day in show of solidarity with Gary Lineker

by 24britishtvMarch 11, 2023, 3:50 a.m. 18
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Ian Wright and Alan Shearer have announced that they will boycott Match of the Day this Saturday (11 March) weekend over the BBC’s decision to stand Gary Lineker down following his comments on the government's asylum policy. The former Leicester City player compared the language used to launch the government’s new small boats policy to Nazi Germany. The corporation said Lineker would take a break until an “agreed and clear position” on his use of social media had been made. Saturday’s programme will not have any presenter or pundits. For more visit Independent TV: https://independent.co.uk/tv Click here to subscribe to The Independent: https://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Independent About The Independent: Making Change Happen. The Independent is the world’s most free-thinking newsbrand, providing global news, commentary and analysis for the independently-minded. Connect with The Independent: Check out our full video catalog: https://www.youtube.com/c/theindependent/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://www.theindy.com Click here to get the best of The Independent daily: https://www.independent.co.uk/newsletters Like The Independent on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow The Independent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow The Independent on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Download the iOS & Android app: https://www.independent.co.uk/subscribe/app Help to support truly independent journalism. Every dollar you contribute will directly fund additional special reports and investigations from a free-thinking, award-winning newsroom you can trust - https://www.independent.co.uk/donations Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content & live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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