The BBC should split from ‘insolent’ star Gary Lineker, a former top executive at the corporation suggests

By Paul Revoir Media Editor Published: 23:02 GMT, 12 December 2023 | Updated: 10:24 GMT, 13 December 2023 A former top BBC executive has suggested the corporation needs to go separate ways with ‘insolent’ star Gary Lineker. Danny Cohen, who was the former director of television at the BBC, said it was ‘offensive and embarrassing’ … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo, Twitter’s most followed athlete, LOSES his blue tick as new rules are enforced

Cristiano Ronaldo, Twitter’s most followed athlete, LOSES his blue tick on the platform as new subscription rules are enforced… despite Elon Musk forking out $8 per month to keep LeBron James verified Ronaldo’s account is no longer verified following changes to Twitter regulations  The Portuguese star is the platform’s most followed athlete with 108 million … Read more

Ex-BBC World Service boss says corporation was right to take Gary Lineker off air over his tweets 

Former BBC World Service boss says corporation was right to take Gary Lineker off air over his anti-Tory tweets By Paul Revoir Media Editor Published: 22:01 BST, 23 March 2023 | Updated: 01:40 BST, 24 March 2023 The former director of the BBC World Service has said the corporation was right to take Gary Lineker … Read more

The taxman is keeping an eye on the Gary Lineker situation – SPORTS AGENDA

One of those monitoring the Gary Lineker situation closely will be the taxman. Lineker is being pursued by HM Revenue and Customs for £4.9million it says should have been paid on income received between 2013 and 2018.  HMRC say Lineker should have been classed as an employee of the BBC and BT Sport, rather than … Read more

‘If they get rid of him I’m OUT!’: Ian Wright launches passionate defence over Gary Lineker

‘If they get rid of him I’m OUT’: Ian Wright launches passionate defence over Gary Lineker after pulling out of Match of the Day… as he slams the Government and says the show’s host was ‘right’ with what he said Ian Wright pulled out of Match of the Day in support of host Gary Lineker … Read more

Rishi Sunak urges ‘talented’ Gary Lineker and the BBC to resolve their dispute in a timely manner

Rishi Sunak urges ‘talented’ Gary Lineker and the BBC to resolve their dispute in a timely manner as he makes defence of government’s controversial new immigration bill By Chris Matthews For Mailonline Published: 18:40 GMT, 11 March 2023 | Updated: 18:41 GMT, 11 March 2023 Rishi Sunak has urged ‘talented’ Gary Lineker and the BBC … Read more

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 By Tom Cotterill and Chris Matthews For Mailonline Published: 16:59 GMT, 10 March 2023 | Updated: 22:57 GMT, 12 March 2023 This is MailOnline’s live blog following … Read more

Gary Neville blames the ‘Tories and the system’ for the BBC’s decision to AXE Gary Lineker

Gary Neville blames the ‘Tories and the system’ for the BBC’s decision to AXE Gary Lineker from Match of the Day presenting duties as the vocal labour supporter stands in solidarity with iconic host By Ryan Walker For Mailonline Published: 19:28 GMT, 10 March 2023 | Updated: 14:23 GMT, 11 March 2023 Gary Neville has … Read more

Gary Lineker broke down in tears when he learned pundits had backed him in solidarity

Gary Lineker reportedly broke down in tears after learning his fellow Match Of The Day stars had backed him and pulled out from tonight’s show after BBC bosses took the presenter off the air. Regular pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer both announced they would not appear on tonight’s show to round up the day’s … Read more

Gary Lineker being chased by BT Sport to present their Premier League coverage

Gary Lineker wanted by BT Sport to present their Premier League coverage next season after the presenter’s controversial MOTD axing… with only a major BBC climbdown likely to see him return Gary Lineker was controversially taken off air for Match of the Day on Friday But the decision has backfired with many backing the show’s … Read more

Alex Scott’s solidarity with Gary Lineker sees her ‘pull OUT of presenting Football Focus’ today

The BBC was today plunged into one of the deepest crises in its history as big-name stars walked out and shows were cancelled after the corporation told Gary Lineker to step down from Match Of The Day after he compared the Government’s asylum policy to that of 1930s Nazi Germany. Football Focus and Final Score … Read more