John Plunkett. Updated March 11, 2023
As you know by now, the BBC was quickly consumed by a crisis of its own after removing Gary Lineker from the game of the day until further notice.
The decision to ditch Lineker has seen a long line of BBC stars step out in solidarity, leaving their sporting schedule on TV and radio Saturday in absolute tatters.
And what is most extraordinary to many people is the double standard applied to Lineker compared to BBC Chairman Richard Sharp.
And nobody put it better than Alastair Campbell on the BBC’s own news channel. And you really don’t have to like Tony Blair’s former wingman to stand up and say hello to this.
— Craig Warren Gordon (@CraigGordon1) March 10, 2023
Simply brilliantly formulated.
And here are just some of the things people have been saying about it.
Amazing and – more precisely – super relevant answer
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) March 10, 2023
🔥🔥 .@BBC News lose the plot. Alastair Campbell might also point out that in their numerous television appearances, individuals associated with right-wing think tanks are never introduced with such reservations
— Alan Archibald (@AlanArchibald51) March 10, 2023
Alistair Campbell is a force of nature
– Simon Godden. Esq. #fbpe 3.5% 🇪🇺🐟🇬🇧🏴☠️🦠💙 (@g_gosden) March 10, 2023
The BBC is having a seriously bad time right now, and rightly so. pic.twitter.com/JvdtygjYrH
— Angry Scotland Podcast (@AngryScotland) March 11, 2023
Oh BRAVO @campbellclaret
POW 💥. He knows how to deliver a good tone.
Laugh out loud.
— Fionna O’Leary, 🕯🇪🇺 (@fascinatorfun) March 10, 2023
Source Twitter @CraigGordon1
https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2023/03/11/gary-lineker-alastair-campbell-own-richard-sharp/ You don’t have to like Alastair Campbell to enjoy his devastating account of BBC chairman Richard Sharp