Gary Lineker to return to Match of the Day as BBC announce social media review

Gary Lineker will return to present Match of the Day after he was taken off air following an impartiality row in which he criticised the government’s new asylum policy.

BBC director general Tim Davie announced an independent review will be carried out on social media guidelines.

Gary Lineker to return to Match of the Day as BBC announce social media review
Gary Lineker was suspended on Friday following tweets which criticised government immigration policy

Lineker said he backs the review and is looking forward to getting back on air.

He said the last few days had been “surreal” and thanked people for “incredible support”.

Weekend football coverage across the BBC was disrupted due to walkouts triggered by Lineker’s suspension.

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