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It follows a neutrality line over comments made criticizing the government’s new asylum policy.

The 62-year-old boss will step back from presenting the BBC football show until a settlement is reached over his use of social media.

The BBC said in a statement that they found Lineker’s “recent social media activity to be in breach of our guidelines”.

It added that he should “refrain from taking sides on party political issues or political controversies”.

Argus: Gary Lineker criticized for his comments about government policyGary Lineker criticized for his comments about government policy (Image: PA)

What did Gary Lineker say?

On Tuesday (7 March) Lineker was commenting on a Twitter video put out by Home Secretary Suella Braverman, in which she revealed government plans to stop migrant boats crossing the Channel.

“Oh my god, this is beyond horrible,” he wrote.

Responding to the sports broadcaster, another Twitter user described his comment as “out of order”, adding that “it was easy to authenticate when it doesn’t affect you”.

Lineker replied: “There is no huge influx. We take in very few refugees compared to other major European countries.

“This is an extremely cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable in a language not dissimilar to the language used by Germany in the 30s, and I’m out of order?”

What was the response to Gary Lineker’s tweet?

Lineker’s comments were widely condemned by Tory politicians, who urged the BBC to act.

A BBC source told The Daily Telegraph at the time: “Gary will be spoken to and reminded of his responsibilities on social media.”

A spokesperson for the corporation said: “The BBC has social media guidance, which is published.

“People who work for us are aware of their responsibilities regarding social media. We have appropriate internal processes in place if necessary.