Fans divided after Gary Lineker returns to screens WITHOUT apologising for ‘disgraceful’ Nazi tweet after BBC climbdown


FANS are divided after Gary Lineker returns to screens WITHOUT apologising for his “disgraceful” Nazi tweet.

The former footie star, 62, was back on TV tonight hosting live coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final between Manchester City and Burnley.


Lineker is back on TV tonight for the first time since his tweet row

He appeared alongside Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for the first time since the Twitter scandal which saw him suspended.

And while some are happy to see the highest paid BBC pundit return, many are telling him to quit.

Fan reaction started positive with one saying: “Welcome back Mr Lineker.”

Meanwhile a second commented: “Lineker hammered the final nail home in the BBC’s coffin.

“Well done Gary – the license fee is now toast.”

A third added: “Welcome back – you bloody superstar!”

However some weren’t so impressed with his return after Lineker failed to apologise for what he wrote.

One person said: “Hypocrite. Please quit,” while another added: “Will definitely not be watching.”

Someone else wrote: “Well stick to football then and leave the politics to the politicians.”

It comes after he was blasted for his criticism of Suella Braverman’s migrant boats plan.

He hit out at the Illegal Migration Bill, which bans people who arrive on small boats from settling in Britain, on Twitter.

Lineker wrote: “This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the ’30s, and I’m out of order?”

The bill will see migrants detained and removed to their home country, or a safe third state within 28 days.

But the BBC later confirmed Lineker WILL return to the channel in an embarrassing climbdown 72 hours later.

Director General Tim Davie apologised for the “difficult period” for staff, presenters and audiences after his embarrassing climbdown.

He today marked his return to the popular TV show by tweeting a picture of him and teammates Shearer and Micah Richards.

The smiling pic of the trio comes minutes after Lineker posted a selfie with the caption: “Ah the joys of being allowed to stick to football.”

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