The BBC faced a row regarding impartiality after Gary Lineker was removed from Match Of The Day for tweeting about the language used in a new Government asylum seeker policy.
This prompted a walkout by fellow pundits, including Alan Shearer and Alex Scott, and the corporation's presenters and reporters.
However, the BBC later apologised and reinstated Lineker as the host of MOTD.
Ian Wright called out the managers of the BBC for the incident, saying it was a "hot mess" and a "perfect distraction from what really matters.
" Additionally, fellow pundit and former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore claimed that the incident was a result of the BBC's scared attitude towards UK politicians.
While some sources, like The Independent, portrayed the incident as a mismanagement by the BBC and praised Lineker for his social commentary, other sources like The Telegraph presented it as an issue of impartiality, suggesting that the BBC's actions were justified in response to viewers complaining about Lineker's political opinions.