Fatboy Slim backs Gary Lineker live during concert sending fans wild after BBC pull Match of the Day host off air
DJ Fatboy Slim backed Gary Lineker during a live concert after the BBC pulled the Match of the Day host off air.
Lineker was suspended from the show after he compared the Government’s plans to ban migrants arriving on small boats from settling in Britain with “1930’s Germany”.
SplashDJ Fatboy Slim backed Gary Lineker during a live concert[/caption]
The former Premier League star was deemed to have breached the BBC’s guidelines and was forced to step back from his presenting role.
But his suspension sparked chaos as scores of Match of the Day co-hosts refused to appear in solidarity with the veteran presenter.
And even DJ Fatboy Slim – real name Quentin Leo Cook – is in Lineker’s corner as he performed with a picture of the footballer in the background.
A video was posted of fans reacting wildly, with Leo Cook tweeting: “Enough respect #ImWithGary.”
Lineker’s son George responded: “That’s so elite.”
Match of The Day has plunged into chaos as Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Jermaine Jenas, Alex Scott, Mark Chapman and Micah Richards all refused to fill in amid the chaos.
Even matchday commentators pulled out of the show.
In a tweet, Steve Wilson, one of the flagship footie show’s commentators, said he and his colleagues will not be heard in Saturday’s episode.
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He explained on Friday: “As commentators on MOTD, we have decided to step down from tomorrow night’s broadcast.
“We are comforted that football fans who want to watch their teams should still be able to do so, as management can use World Feed commentary if they wish.”
The move means the dulcet tones of commentators Conor McNamara, Simon Brotherton and Robyn Cowen will fall silent on Saturday night.
AlamyGary Lineker has been taken off air by the BBC[/caption]