BBC should kick Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker into touch – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Malcolm Nicholson, Barwick-in-Elmet.

Jatch of the Day presenter Gary Lineker continues to come under fire.

GARY Lineker has stated he will not abide by the rules set by the new director-general of the BBC (The Yorkshire Post, September 19 and 24). Does he think he is indispensable?

Up to now, it appears an indulgent BBC regime has allowed him to have his bag of crisps and eat it. The next few weeks will see which of these two lose face and back down.

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From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.

Zoe Ball is now the BBC's highest paid presenter.

WHEN Des Lynam presented Match of the Day, he also hosted countless other programmes like Grandstand. Why isn’t Gary Lineker, who is not even worthy of polishing Lynam’s boots, doing likewise rather than gallivanting off to BT Sport to top up his bank balance? He doesn’t even do the two weekend shows of Match of the Day; the one exception is BBC Sports Personality of the Year where he reads the autocue. It’s time the ‘‘two jobs’’ culture at the BBC was given the red card.

From: Derrick Bond, Shadwell.

SO Zoe Ball and Gary Lineker 
are the highest paid BBC presenters. Just goes to show their bank balances are as big as their egos. Scrap the licence fee and see how the BBC’s so-called celebrities get on in the real world.

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