Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer address the Match of the Day controversy as they return to the BBC to present Manchester City’s FA Cup clash with Burnley.
Football pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer have revealed the entire Match of the Day (MOTD) controversy as they return to the BBC’s box ahead of the FA Cup draw between Manchester City and Burnley.
Former player turned pundit and longtime MOTD host, he was told by the show’s host to take a step back after his controversial tweet over the UK government’s immigration policy The BBC’s decision caused a great stir among fans and pundits alike. Among them is Alan Shearer, who has decided to boycott the platform in protest.
However, Shearer was happy to be back in the studio after the dispute over Lineker and the BBC. The former Newcastle United striker has spoken out about how difficult it has been for everyone in these dark times.
Speaking on the BBC ( manchester evening news), Alan Shearer is quoted as saying:
“it’s good [to be here]I just wanted to clear up and say how mad we are about all the audience that we missed out on last weekend. It wasn’t fair that the truly great people on television and radio were put in an impossible situation.”
It’s nice to get back to some sort of normalcy and talk about soccer again.
In response to Alan Shearer’s comments about the situation, Gary Lineker responded:
“Of course, I mirror those feelings.”
Gary Lineker didn’t elaborate on Alan Shearer’s comment much. The former Leicester City and his FC Barcelona forward quickly ended the conversation and moved towards a build-up. city of manchester FA Cup quarter-final against Burnley.
It’s worth mentioning that last week’s Match of the Day program ran without Gary Lineker hosting. In his 20 minute program on the BBC without commentators or experts, Premier League game.
When did Gary Lineker first start hosting Match of the Day programs?
Gary Lineker is one of the UK’s most famous sports presenters in recent years.
The former England international first hosted a Match of the Day program in 1999, replacing Des Lynam.according to GuardianSince then, Lineker has become the BBC’s highest-paid presenter.
Lineker also hosts other soccer tournaments such as: UEFA Champions League at BT Sports. However, he has since resigned.