Conservative MPs have called on Gary Lineker to apologize or face the dismissal of Match of the Day. He criticized the ‘cowardly’ BBC for pandering.
The ex-England striker hits flagship football until he comes to an agreement with the BBC over his social media use after comparing the language the government uses to announce its controversial new asylum policy to that of Nazi Germany. It is not supposed to stand at the front of the show.
Senator Tory said I The BBC host needs to apologize, stay fair on Twitter, or agree to lose his job.
However, Labor condemned the ‘cowardly’ BBC decision and urged the Conservatives to reconsider rather than ‘pander’.
Opposition lawmakers have also accused BBC chairman Richard Sharp over claims he helped Tory Boris Johnson secure a £800,000 loan guarantee weeks before the then prime minister recommended him for his current role. questioned the role of
Broader concerns that the BBC’s leadership was too close to the Conservative Party followed. It has an influential role in assessing fairness.
But Conservative MP Jonathan Garris said: I : “We are pleased that the BBC has finally taken decisive action on Gary Lineker’s outrageous and appalling behavior, comparing anyone who wants to regain control of the border to Nazis and Fascists.
“We hope Gary does the right thing and apologizes, but if he doesn’t do so or abide by his contractual terms of being politically neutral as a person being paid by a national broadcaster. There is only one thing for him to do: hand in his resignation or the BBC dismiss him.”
His party colleague Tom Hunt said:
“He is not allowed to continue using the platform, which is primarily provided by the BBC, and taxpayers are therefore paying to promote his offensive and erroneous political views.
“I think Lineker also deserves a full apology. I apologize for the hurt caused by this nonjudgmental comparison.”
However, labor sources sharply criticized the station.
“The BBC’s cowardly decision to take Gary Lineker off the air is an attack on free speech in the face of political pressure,” they said.
“Tory politicians who are lobbying to fire people who oppose government policies should be laughed at, not mocked.
“The BBC should reconsider its decision.”
That was when Labor MP Mike Amesbury called for Mr Sharp’s dismissal following the news.
“It’s time for Tory donate and loan enabler chair to step down from the presidency”
BBC,” he tweeted.
In a message to the BBC’s Have Your Say Twitter account, he added: “Sack Richard Sharp.”
Shadow Minister Justin Mudders added:
“In a free country, how is it right that someone should be stopped from doing a job just because they have an opinion?”