BBC look poised to back down and allow Gary Lineker to return to his role as Match of the Day host


Gary Lineker may be on his way back to Match of the Day as his issue with the BBC could be resolved in the next 24 hours, according to a report.

The BBC were forced to pull several of their flagship sporting programs after removing Gary Lineker from his role as Match of the Day host, after sparking a row over impartiality when he spoke out about the government’s new asylum policy.

Since, the broadcaster’s decision has been met with a major backlash from fans and several of Lineker’s Match of the Day colleagues, who refused to appear on Saturday night’s broadcast, which went ahead without any pundits.

There is new hope that Linker could return to take over again next Saturday.

‘If they get rid of him I’m out,’ Ian Wright said as he launched passionate defence over Gary Lineker.

The BBC were also forced to pull Football Focus and Final Score off the air after Alex Scott and other pundits refused to work in support of Lineker, whilst the Radio 5 Live service was also heavily affected.

According to Sky News, sources close to the former England star are confident that the situation will soon be resolved and a statement could be made by the BBC on Monday.

BBC director general Tim Davie has insisted that he wants Lineker back hosting the programme again, saying this week: ‘Success for me is getting Gary back on air and together we are giving to the audiences that world-class sports coverage which, as I say, I’m sorry we haven’t been able to deliver [on Saturday].’

There is new hope that Linker could return to take over again next Saturday.

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