The BBC has been mired in controversy in recent days after their decision to remove Gary Lineker from presenting Saturday’s edition of Premier League show Match of the Day.
The BBC reported that the former Barcelona striker would be “stepping back” from the role after controversy arose on one of his tweets which responded to a new bill that the UK Government were passing.
The decision has been met with fury among a lot of football fans in the UK, and several pundits who usually appear on Match of the Day evidently felt the same. The likes of Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards all posted tweets stating that they wouldn’t be doing the show this Saturday in solidarity with their colleague.
Although the incident doesn’t directly affect Spain or Spanish football, Sevilla couldn’t resist joining in on the topic, as they posted a clever tweet on their English twitter account, stating that they had not been asked to present Match of the Day, despite there being no one seemingly to host this week’s edition.
Despite speculation about a current vacancy, admin would like to rule himself out of hosting MOTD tomorrow night
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) March 10, 2023
After no league victories in three, Sevilla will hope to get back on track domestically when they host Almeria on Sunday afternoon in a crucial relegation six-pointer.
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