This is the new controversy that is dividing England. Gary Lineker has been taken down by the famous Match of the Day program on the BBC after remarks against the British government. A decision strongly contested by a large part of the English football diaspora. On the front line, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, two other figures from the show. “Everyone knows what Match Of The Day means to me, but I told the BBC I won’t be doing (the show) tomorrow night. Solidarity »posted the 59-year-old former England international on his Twitter account.
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Gary Neville, another Three Lions legend also spoke to defend Lineker. “When you face the conservatives and the system! Horrible people we need are gone”, he wrote on his Twitter account. A case that has crossed the borders of football in the United Kingdom. Foreign Minister James Cleverly also commented on this situation around the former FC Barcelona center forward during his stay in Paris. “Some people are desperate to get attention by using deeply offensive and inappropriate language about this. I would kindly suggest that they read their history books a little more carefully. The simple truth is that the UK is a welcoming and hospitable country”.