Piers Morgan demands BBC suspend David Attenborough over Lineker row

Gary Lineker: Government discuss BBC 'impartiality' for presenters

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Piers Morgan has blasted the BBC’s decision to pull Gary Lineker off Match of The Day. The corporation said the presenter’s criticism of the government’s Migration Bill was a “breach of our guidelines”.

The sports pundit will now be stepping back from his presenting duties until a “clear position” on his social media use is agreed upon.

Gary has been embroiled in a freedom of speech row after the Match of the Day host compared the government’s response to banning migrants arriving in small boats from settling in Britain to Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Taking to Twitter today, Piers blasted the BBC’s decision to suspend his pal as he urged the broadcaster to “suspend” every presenter who has commented publicly on issues, including David Attenborough and Lord Alan Sugar.

The Uncensored presenter retweeted an article which read: “Gary Lineker to step back from presenting Match of the Day until agreement reached on social media use.”

Piers, 57, fumed: “WTF? How pathetically spineless.. I now demand the BBC suspend every presenter who has made public comment about news or current affairs – starting with Sir David Attenborough and Lord Sugar.”

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