Gary Lineker’s own goal over Match of the Day salary; he’s still not worth it – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Elizabeth J Peacock, Former Conservative MP for Batley & Spen.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

HOW interesting to hear that the BBC is cutting the salaries of one or two of its expensive presenters – Gary Lineker will have a cut in his salary from around £1.75m to around £1.35m. How on earth will he manage?

As the BBC has other extremely well paid presenters earning over £1m per year, can we presume that they will also see a cut in their salaries?

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This will all be very interesting news for the many pensioners who will not receive a free TV licence in the future and will have to pay the whole fee whatever their circumstances.

Shoulf senior citizens now be forced to pay the TV Licence?

Perhaps the new BBC director-general can explain these actions to pensioners in Yorkshire.

From: R Marshall, Holmdene Drive, Mirfield.

BEING over 85, I received, on Wednesday, details of how to pay my TV licence at a time when most of us old codgers have only TV for company with the virus about, and today our papers show the unbelievable salaries paid to so-called disc jockeys and other highly paid so-called stars. Even Gary Lineker has accepted a cut. What about the rest?

No one seems to have done anything for us pensioners – and all our protest signatures. We certainly live in an unfair society.

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