Broadcaster’s sports coverage reduced to regurgitating old podcasts after cowardly decision to buckle to Tories’ manufactured outrage
The BBC has pulled its entire Saturday afternoon Radio 5 Live sports schedule – and a big chunk of its morning programmes – as more and more presenters refuse to appear, in solidarity with Gary Lineker, who was suspended for rightly comparing Tory anti-immigrant rhetoric with that of the nazis.
The broadcaster has simply announced that the schedule has ‘changed’.
The morning schedule was also hit, after the Fighting Talk team declined to take part in their usual 11am show:
The BBC had already reduced match of the day to nothing but highlights, after Lineker’s co-presenters pulled out in solidarity.
Keir Starmer and the Labour party originally sided with the Tories and attacked Lineker for his comment, then u-turned when they realised how many people were on Lineker’s – and decency’s – side.
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