Gary Lineker to return to present BBC sports

Gary Lineker will return to presenting on the BBC this weekend, the company has introduced, bringing an finish to a stand-off that plunged its sports activities protection into chaos for a weekend.

Lineker, who presents Match of the Day, was suspended on Friday over breaches of the BBC’s impartiality tips. Commentators and pundits walked out in solidarity, inflicting hours of disruption to tv and radio programming.

The BBC mentioned on Monday it would undertake a evaluation of its tips, led by an as-yet unchosen impartial determine. Within the meantime, Lineker has undertaken to abide by the company’s interpretation of the foundations.

“The potential confusion attributable to the gray areas of the BBC’s social media steering that was launched in 2020 is recognised,” mentioned Tim Davie, the director-general of the BBC.

“I’m glad that we’ve discovered a method ahead,” Lineker mentioned in an announcement on Monday. “I help this evaluation and sit up for getting again on air.”

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