The BBC has withdrawn 5 Live Sport, making talkSPORT the one stop shop for Saturday football radio.
BBC staff continue to show their solidarity with Gary Lineker after the presenter was forced to withdraw from Match of the Day over comments about the UK Government’s new asylum policy.
After a mass boycott of the match of the day by pundits, presenters, players and managers, the rest of the BBC’s football programming on TV and radio has been affected.
Football Focus and Saturday’s final score were halted after presenters Alex Scott and Jason Mohammad refused to work.
Now the BBC has canceled today’s football radio coverage after 5 Live Sport presenter Mark Chapman and a number of others decided not to host their shows.
There will also be no live commentary from Premier League matches.
talkSPORT, meanwhile, offers expert commentary and analysis throughout the day, starting with Bournemouth v Liverpool at 12.30pm.
talkSPORT 2 will be broadcast live from Tottenham v Nottingham Forest at 15:00 as Adrian Durham guides you around the grounds and offers the classified results across England at Central Station.
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The impartiality dispute began when Lineker compared the Conservative Party’s recent language to “that used by Germany in the 1930s”.
Following criticism from Home Secretary Suella Braverman, the BBC announced Lineker would “resign” from the match of the day pending an agreement on his use of social media.
In response, pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, who were due to perform on Saturday, announced they would not be attending the show.
Many other BBC regulars, including Jermaine Jenas, followed suit before the channel’s entire commentary team withdrew.
On Saturday it was confirmed that Premier League players and managers will not be asked to speak to Match of the Day after matches, meaning the program will take place without a presenter, pundits, commentators or interviews.
https://talksport.com/football/1358618/bbc-5-live-gary-lineker-talksport-radio/ BBC pulls 5 Live Sport amid Gary Lineker series, making talkSPORT the only place to watch football on the radio on Saturdays