Jeremy Clarkson has doubled down against the BBC with his latest tweet commending Ian Wright.
The news broke on Friday evening that Gary Lineker would be ‘stepping back’ from his role on Match of the Day due to his social media activity.
The BBC released a statement on the matter.
“The BBC has been in extensive discussions with Gary and his team in recent days.” The BBC statement reads.
“We have said that we consider his recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines.
“The BBC has decided that he will step back from presenting Match of the Day until we’ve got an agreed and clear position on his use of social media.
“When it comes to leading our football and sports coverage, 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.”
After this was announced his fellow pundit, Ian Wright, backed Lineker by tweeting that he would not be appearing on this weekend’s show out of ‘solidarity’.
Clarkson then replied to the tweet commending the former Arsenal striker for taking a stand.
Good on you mate
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 10, 2023