Gary Lineker To Return To Match Of The Day After BBC Agreement


The BBC have confirmed that Gary Lineker will be back hosting Match of the Day this weekend after the two parties reached an agreement over social media use.

Lineker was removed from his position after posting a tweet in which he compared the Government's language concerning asylum seekers to that used during 1930s Germany.

The decision sparked significant criticism of the BBC, with fellow pundits all refusing to take part in the BBC's weekly football programming in support of Lineker, but the situation has now been resolved and the former England international will be back in front of the cameras again.

“Gary is a valued part of the BBC and I know how much the BBC means to Gary, and I look forward to him presenting our coverage this coming weekend," director Tim Davie stated.

Davie also confirmed that an independent review of the BBC's social media guidelines has been authorised and that Lineker has agreed to 'abide by the guidance whilst the independent review takes place'.

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