Former England footballer, Gary Lineker, has been suspended from presenting BBC's Match of the Day after he criticised the UK government's policy on migrants.
The tweet in question was sent last week, in which Lineker compared the UK's 'stop the boats' strategy to something that emerged from Nazi-era Germany.
The suspension has caused controversy, with some saying it shows an alarming level of political intervention in the media.
Last week, Gary Lineker tweeted a comparison between UK government policy on migrants and Nazi-era Germany, referring to the 'Stop the Boats' strategy.
This tweet was met with controversy and Lineker has now been suspended from presenting BBC's Match of the Day.
The suspension has sparked debate about political intervention in the media, with some arguing that it is a concerning development.
The Independent characterises the controversy as inescapable for non-sports fans, while The Guardian frames it as a "jaw-dropping act of political intervention.
" Both articles offer a disapproving tone towards the suspension, but The Guardian's article leans more into the political aspect of the controversy.
Lineker has received support from some public figures, including politicians and fellow sports personalities.
However, there are those who criticise Lineker's comparison, and some argue that there is no space for politics in sports commentary.
The suspension has led to debate about the role of political expression in the media, and whether it should be limited or not.