The dispute between the BBC and the prominent football presenter Gary Lineker is over. As the public broadcaster announced on Monday, the English ex-international will return to the screen. "Gary is a valued part of the BBC and I know how much the BBC means to Gary and I look forward to him presenting our coverage next weekend," said BBC Director-General Tim Davie. He announced an independent investigation into social media regulations. Lineker was satisfied. He was looking forward to going back on air, said the 62-Year-old.
Lineker tweeted last Tuesday that the Conservative British government's rhetoric was "not unlike that of Germany in the 1930s." The BBC considered this a violation of its strict neutrality rules and suspended the popular presenter.
As a result, several presenters and commentators refused to work, in the otherwise Lineker-led flagship program "Match of the Day" only game scenes without commentary were shown. Critics accused the BBC of bowing to government pressure.