Gary Neville has claimed Gary Lineker’s punishment by the BBC is what happens “when you take on the Tories and the system”.
The Match of the Day presenter has found himself in hot water after criticising the Government’s new asylum policy on Twitter. He compared it to the actions undertaken by Germany in the 1930s, which was then under the rule of the Nazi Party.
Lineker refused to apologise for his comments and, when questioned, maintained that he stood by them. He was criticised by some for airing his political views whilst being a BBC employee amid calls for him to remain impartial. The organisation have now decided he will “step back” from presenting the flagship highlights show on a Saturday night.