Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro also defended Gary Lineker.

Former football star Gary Lineker, 24, has been suspended from hosting Match of the Day on British public media after strongly condemning the UK government’s immigration law in a Twitter post. On Saturday, all of the BBC’s sports programs were left without presenters and crew, after staff pulled out one by one from appearing.

More celebrities since then I spoke about Gary Lineker:

Musicians, actors, and Nobel Prize winners in literature have defended the former soccer star.

The host is Carol Vorderman # IStandWithGary Using the hashtag, he tweeted a video of a statue of George Orwell outside the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, quoting the writer: “If freedom means anything at all, it means we have the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.”

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Gary Lineker was also defended by Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, who said on the BBC program: “He has become one of the most important cultural figures in the country. I think he represents very good things, and I fully support him on this issue.”

In the meantime, several sports matches had begun, so commentators who had previously opted out of appearing returned to the Radio 5 Live programme.


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