Lineker won’t be punished by BBC as he stands by criticism of small boats Bill

Gary Lineker will reportedly not face disciplinary action from the BBC over his criticism of the government’s immigration policy.

The Sun reported that a BBC source said: “We have spoken to Gary and he won’t face any disciplinary action.

“From our perspective the situations has been resolved now and we want him to get back to what he’s best at, which is being a brilliant sports presenter.”

The Match Of The Day presenter, 62, has faced criticism from members of the Tory party after comparing the language used to launch the policy with 1930s Germany.

It comes after he told reporters outside his home on Thursday morning that he stood by what he said, and that he does not fear punishment from the BBC for his comments.

The presenter was asked “do you stand by what you said in your tweet?” to which he replied “course”.

When asked “do you fear getting suspended?”, Lineker told reporters “no”.

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