Popular Presenter’s Comments On Migration Policy Spark Mutiny At BBC

  • Britain’s BBC was forced to axe much of its sports coverage on Saturday after presenters refused to work in a show of solidarity with Gary Lineker, as a row over freedom of speech threatens to turn into a crisis for the national broadcaster.
  • Former England soccer captain Lineker, the BBC’s highest paid presenter and the anchor of the football highlights programme “Match of the Day”, was taken off air by the broadcaster on Friday after he criticised Britain’s migration policy earlier in the week.
  • Lineker, 62, took to Twitter to describe the legislation as a “cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s.”
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