Gary Lineker, host of Match Of The Day, has shared a private message sent to his son, George, which contained a death threat.
Lineker has challenged Twitter and Elon Musk over the issue, asking if it is acceptable.
The threat followed Lineker's brief suspension from hosting MOTD over a tweet he made about a government asylum seeker policy.
Ian Wright has criticised the BBC's handling of the situation, stating that it was a distraction from more important matters.
Gary Lineker was briefly suspended from hosting Match Of The Day over a tweet he made about a government asylum seeker policy.
This led to abuse directed at Lineker and his son, George, on social media.
Lineker challenged Twitter and Elon Musk over a death threat sent to George.
Ian Wright criticised the BBC's handling of the situation, stating it was a distraction from more pressing issues.
The BBC apologised and reinstated Lineker as host of MOTD.
George Lineker spoke out about the abuse he received on social media, noting the contrast between messages he received on Instagram and Twitter.
BBC employees, including Lineker, faced a walkout by fellow presenters and pundits in support of the host.
Following this, the BBC hosted lunchtime sessions for feedback from staff.
Although the events were characterised differently across sources, there was consensus that the situation highlighted serious toxicity within social media, and renewed calls for platforms to improve moderation policies.