BBC broadcasting director-general, Tim Davie, confirmed that Gary Lineker will return as presenter of BBC's flagship football show, Match of the Day, following a row over impartiality caused by Lineker's criticism of the UK Government's asylum policy.
Lineker was removed from the programme on Friday after comparing the language used to launch the new policy to the rhetoric of Nazi-era Germany.
Fellow presenters, pundits, and commentators refused to work over the weekend in solidarity, throwing the broadcaster's sports coverage into disarray.
The BBC confirmed that Lineker has agreed to abide by the broadcaster's editorial guidelines.
Gary Lineker, former player, and presenter was asked to "step back" from presenting BBC's Match of the Day programme after he compared the UK government's language on asylum to Nazi rhetoric via Twitter.
The comments were controversial, prompting colleagues to refuse to work over the weekend in solidarity.
However, the BBC announced on Monday that Lineker would return to present the next week's show, following private conversations with director-general Tim Davie, who added he had agreed to abide by the corporation's editorial guidelines until a review of its social media rules is complete.
News outlets continued to provide analysis over the weekend with LBC presenter and former tennis star, Andrew Castle, claiming Lineker had privately agreed that his tweet was a "step too far".
Meanwhile, Lineker tweeted on Monday, emphasising the much-needed perspective of his comments by stating that "However difficult the last few days have been, it simply doesn't compare to having to flee your home from persecution or war to seek refuge in a land far away".