Gary Lineker will return as the host of Match of the Day after being suspended due to a tweet about the government's asylum policy.
Why it matters
The controversy surrounding Gary Lineker's suspension and subsequent return highlights the challenges faced by broadcasters in managing social media activity of their presenters. It also raises questions about the boundaries of impartiality and freedom of expression in the media.
What the papers say
The Independent described the chaos caused by Lineker's suspension and the BBC's apology, while The Telegraph focused on the BBC's acknowledgement of the confusion caused by its social media guidelines. Politico highlighted the walkout by BBC employees and criticism from politicians, and The Guardian reported Lineker's statement expressing support for the review of social media guidance. CNN covered the boycott of BBC's soccer coverage following Lineker's suspension.
How we got here
Gary Lineker's suspension came after he tweeted about the government's asylum policy, comparing it to language used in 1930s Germany. This led to a walkout by other BBC employees and criticism from politicians. The BBC has now announced an independent review of its social media policy.
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The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Headquartered at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, it is the world's oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees.
Match of the Day is a "football highlights and analysis" programme, typically broadcast on BBC One on Saturday evenings, during the Premier League season.