Why is there no match of the day commentary tonight?
MATCH of the Day takes place tonight without Gary Lineker, pundits or the show’s own commentators.
And according to reports, today’s games could be shown in complete SILENCE.
Last night Match of the Day commentators released a statement saying they were stepping down from duty this weekend in support of Gary Lineker after the BBC yanked him off the air over a Nazi tweet series.
Lineker compared the government’s language regarding action against small boats to the language used in Germany in the 1930s.
The Beeb and Lineker are at a standoff over the former Tottenham man’s social media usage.
Why is there no match of the day commentary?
BBC commentators are boycotting tonight’s show.
“As commentators from MOTD, we have decided to withdraw from tomorrow night’s broadcast,” they said in a joint statement.
“We are reassured that football fans who wish to see their teams can continue to do so as management can use World Feed commentary if they wish.”
There was a belief that the BBC could use Premier League commentary from the World Feed.
But according to The Athletic, Match of the Day is also not mandated to use that comment.
It leaves the show with no lineker, pundits, its own commentators, and no commentary at all.
It has also been reported that tonight’s match of the day may only last 20 minutes due to the lack of analysis or previews of matches.
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