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Lineker to return to Match of the Day after BBC’s weekend of sporting upheaval

Gary Lineker looks on prior to the FA Cup semi-final match between Manchester City and Liverpool on April 16, 2022 (by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

BBC director-general Tim Davie has today (Monday) issued an apology and has stated the UK public-service broadcaster will review its social media guidance, after the corporation’s football coverage and wider sports output was decimated over the weekend amid the furore surrounding the suspension of leading presenter Gary Lineker.

The BBC on Friday said the former England international football, who has since forged a successful career as a broadcaster, would “step back” from hosting ‘Match of the Day’, the corporation’s flagship Premier League highlights programme.

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