Lineker had breached its social media guidelines for tweeting about the government's new migration law

Gary Lineker sticks by his comments he made on the governments asylum policy.

Match of the Day host, Gary Lineker has been dropped by the BBC for Saturdays show after posting an "unhelpful" comment on Twitter.

The BBC confirmed in a statement that "Lineker had breached its social media guidelines for tweeting about the government's new migration law."

It comes after both Alan Shearer and Ian Wright who are pundits on the popular BBC One sports flagship show, also confirmed they would not be appearing on MoTD on the Saturday.

It's now confirmed that other shows, that are prominent features to the BBC's sports programming have been replaced.

Football Focus, which usually airs at 12pm will now be replaced with an episode of Bargain Hunt after Alex Scott, the host of the show confirmed she will not be working on the show today.

The BBC's other popular sport show Final Score, hosted by Jason Mohammad has also been replaced after the host confirmed he will also not be working on the show later today.

The scene has created a majority publicity blow for the Beeb who are now having to damage control the entire episode. 

Other popular pundits and commentators have also confirmed they will not be working for the BBC today during commentary of Premier League matches.

Former BBC Director General, Greg Dyke said earlier, "I think what the BBC did yesterday was mistaken", he says.

"Over the years I've never gone public criticising the leadership of the BBC, because I know what a difficult job it is."

It comes amid huge backlash against the BBC for dropping Lineker - who has received support from celebrities, activists and other football clubs from all leagues.


Colin Murrey from BBC 5Live's Fighting Talk show has confirmed the popular radio sports show will not be airing today, following the row between the BBC and Gary Lineker.


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