On a Saturday which is THE football day of the week it's unprecedented to come to terms with the fact that today there is:
❌️ no Football Focus,
❌️ no Final Score,
❌️ no 5 Live coverage,
❌️ no pre or post match interviews (except for two clubs, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest)
❌️ no presenters or pundits for Match Of The Day
❌️ no analysis on Match Of The Day, simply the highlights
And all because the BBC decided to put its reputation, which has been dwindling tbh, on the line to back *this* Tory Government's migrant policy and stop Lineker from doing his job.
It's quite glorious to see the talent pool give the bosses the middle finger (for a day anyway), and now the shoddy management of the corporation will have to do a humongous u-turn to reinstate Lineker with the FA Cup Quarter Finals coming up.
In the long term, it could damage their rights access if they can't produce their normal shows as they are in bed with a Government who can nudge them to take unfair action against talent, leading to others to essentially, strike.