BBC, cartoon of 12/03/2023 in CTXT
British public television decided to axe Gary Lineker, which has a football programme there called Match of the Day, because of the footballer’s comments on Twitter. Any company is very sovereign in deciding who they associate with, but that’s also an indication of where they’re breathing and as a public service, it smells of what it smells of.
The BBC wanted to sell it that they have “removed him” and they call it a temporary “suspension” while they make no one knows what decision or what they will base it on, several footballers and television presenters have already sided with the ex-player and many voices point to the fact that the broadcaster has given in to pressure from the Conservative party.
This is how the BBC reported the affair:
Lineker expressed himself on his personal Twitter account against the Rishi Sunak government’s reform that aims to stop migratory movements with a discourse that is little short of shitty and said that the language used in his aggressive campaign is similar to that of Nazi Germany.
And the truth is that the campaign stinks.
“There is no great influx. We accept far fewer refugees than other major European countries. This is just an immeasurably cruel policy targeting the most vulnerable people in language not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 1930s, and I’m out of line?”
Three days the “suspension” lasted. In the end, the footballer and the broadcaster came to an agreement, of which it is not clear who conceded what, Lineker returned to his job and the BBC leaves a nice portrait of the miserable positions of its current administrators.