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Why is there no commentary on Match of the Day tonight?

MATCH of the Day will go ahead tonight without Gary Lineker, pundits or the show’s own commentators.

And according to reports, tonight’s games could be shown in complete SILENCE.


Gary Lineker is in a stand-off with the BBC over his social media usageCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Last night, Match of the Day commentators released a statement saying they would be standing down from duty this weekend in support of Gary Lineker after the BBC yanked him off air over a Nazi tweet row.

Lineker compared the Government’s language around its small boats crackdown to that of language used in 1930s Germany.

The Beeb and Lineker are in a stand-off over the former Tottenham man’s social media usage.

Why is there no commentary on Match of the Day?

BBC commentators are boycotting tonight’s show.

“As commentators on MOTD, we have decided to step down from tomorrow night’s broadcast,” a joint statement read.

“We are comforted that football fans who want to watch their teams should still be able to do so, as management can use World Feed commentary if they wish.”

There was a belief that the BBC could use world feed Premier League commentary.

But according to The Athletic, Match of the Day does not have the remit to use that commentary either.

It leaves the show without Lineker, pundits, its own commentators and no commentary at all.

It has also been reported that Match of the Day may only last 20 minutes tonight, due to the absence of analysis or previewing of any games.




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