Wednesday, March 22, 2023

BBC wants to end crisis by reinstating Gary Lineker – Usky News

London: UK BBC said sports presenter Gary Lineker would return to the air after the corporation agreed to review it social media guidelines To settle the growing controversy over its fairness.
The BBC was forced to end most of its sports coverage over the weekend after the presenters, commentators And pundits refused to work in a show of solidarity with Lineker, who was suspended for criticizing the government’s immigration policy on Twitter.
The BBC said Lineker had breached its neutrality rules by comparing the rhetoric to the UK home secretary. Suella Braverman for the language used in the 1930s Germany,
But his decision to take it off air led to allegations that he bowed to pressure from the government.
The corporation said on Monday it would now undertake a review of how presenters can use social media, with a particular focus on how it applies to freelancers outside news and current affairs.
Tim Davey, BBC director general, said in a statement on Monday: “Gary is an important part of the BBC and I know how much the BBC means to Gary, and I look forward to presenting our coverage this coming weekend.” Am.”


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