Gary Lineker news: BBC reveals presenter will step down from Match of the Day

Gary Lineker row RECAP: All the developments on chaotic day when Match of the Day host was sidelined then pundits, commentators and even players walked off in support

This is MailOnline’s live blog following the Gary Lineker row — as the BBC revealed the presenter has been told to ‘temporarily’ step down from Match of the Day amid his controversial social media posts. 

Gary Lineker has been told by the BBC he has to ‘step back’ from Match Of The Day after his ‘Nazi’ asylum seeker policy tweet. It prompted Alan Shearer and Ian Wright to say they will not appear on the show tomorrow — while the BBC said no pundits will appear on Saturday’s show