Former BBC Director General believes the BBC’s suspension of Gary Lineker from hosting Match of the Day is a grave mistake and will be seen as an act of government pressure.

T he BBC’s decision to suspend Gary Lineker from hosting Match of the Day is a grave mistake that has undermined its own credibility, according to its former director general Greg Dyke.

The tweet that got Gary Lineker into trouble...

On the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he pointed out that there is a long-established precedent in the BBC that entertainment presenters and football presenters are not bound by the same rules of impartiality as news and current affairs employees.

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