Fans are fuming with the presenter tipped to replace Gary Lineker on Match of the Day
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After the announcement that Gary Lineker will step back from presenting Match of the Day, fans are fuming over his possible replacement.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that the BBC will speak to Lineker over his social media activity.
The former England striker caused backlash after comparing the government’s latest asylum policy to Nazi Germany.
Lineker tweeted: “There is no huge influx. We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries.
“This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in a language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s, and I'm out of order?”
On Friday afternoon, it was confirmed that Lineker will step back from Match of the Day.
In a statement, the BBC said: “The BBC has been in extensive discussions with Gary and his team in recent days. We have said that we consider his recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines.
“The BBC has decided that he will step back from presenting Match of the Day until we've got an agreed and clear position on his use of social media.”
Now, fans have been reacting to the news that former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas is the favourite to replace Lineker.
One fan said: “Oh dear!Jermaine Jenas is going to host Match of the Day full time isn't he, isn't he….”
The BBC have suspended Gary Lineker from presenting Match of the Day.— george (@StokeyyG2) March 10, 2023
Another good show ruined… pic.twitter.com/gwTggNooUZ
Another tweeted: “Can Jermaine Jenas step back too while we're at it? He's not done anything wrong, no one likes him.”
A third added: “Hope everyone’s happy; we’re gonna see Jermaine Jenas presenting MOTD till August now.”
Someone else wrote: “Jermaine Jenas better not be taking over.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Jermaine Jenas leading MOTD I swear I’ll stop watching.”
The BBC are yet to confirm who will replace Lineker for the foreseeable future.