Now Jermaine Jenas says he WON'T host MotD after Gary Lineker taken off air
JERMAINE Jenas has grow to be the SIXTH pundit to rule himself out of presenting Match of the Day tomorrow night time following Gary Lineker’s suspension.
The BBC stated Mr Lineker’s criticism of the Authorities’s Unlawful Migration Invoice on Twitter was a “breach of our guidelines”.
The pundit will now step again from presenting duties on the flagship soccer present – that he is offered since 1999 – till a “clear position” on his social media use is agreed.
Following an exodus of pundits from tomorrow night time’s present, Jenas tweeted: “Been on air with the one present.
“I wasn’t down to be doing match of the day tomorrow, but if I was I would of said no and stood with my fellow pundits and
The ex-spurs star joins fellow Match of the Day hosts Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Alex Scott, Micah Richards and Mark Chapman in boycotting tomorrow’s episode.
Arsenal legend Wright tweeted: “Everybody knows what Match of the Day means to me, but I’ve told the BBC I won’t be doing it tomorrow. Solidarity.”
This was shortly adopted by co-star Alan Shearer who stated: “I have informed the BBC that I won’t be appearing on MOTD tomorrow night.”
Alex Scott later declared herself out of the race with a cryptic tweet of US politician Bernie Sanders saying: “Nah… not for me.”
And pundit Micah Richards backed the boycotters – saying he’d do the identical if he was requested to host.
Mark Chapman – who presents Match of the Day 2 on Sunday – additionally stated he wouldn’t stand in.
It’s unclear who will current the present instead of the six pundits.
Mr Lineker sparked a free speech row when he in contrast the Governments plans to ban migrants arriving on small boats from settling in Britain with “1930’s Germany”.
It got here as he responded to a video on Twitter of Residence Secretary Suella Braverman as she offered the Authorities’s plan.
The laws will see migrants swiftly detained and eliminated to both their nation of origin or a protected third state inside 28 days.
Sharing the clip, Mr Lineker stated: “Good heavens, this is beyond awful.”
Responding to a different consumer who described him as “out of order”, he added: “We take far fewer refugees than different main European nations.
“This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s, and I’m out of order?”
In a press release earlier, the BBC outlined that they had undergone “extensive discussions” with the ex-England star, 62, following the furore.
Whereas the beeb praised his sports activities protection as “second to none” they stated he ought to “keep well away from taking sides” on occasion political subjects.
The complete assertion learn: “The BBC has been in in depth discussions with Gary and his crew in latest days.
“We’ve got stated that we think about his latest social media exercise to be a breach of our tips.
“The BBC has determined that he’ll step again from presenting Match of the Day till we have an agreed and clear place on his use of social media.
“With regards to main our soccer and sports activities protection, Gary is second to none.
“We have never said that Gary should be an opinion free zone, or that he can’t have a view on issues that matter to him, but we have said that he should keep well away from taking sides on party political issues or political controversies.”