Now Jermaine Jenas says he WON’T host MotD after Ian Wright & Alan Shearer pull out in ‘solidarity’ with Gary Lineker

JERMAINE Jenas has become the SIXTH pundit to rule himself out of presenting Match of the Day tomorrow night following Gary Lineker’s suspension.

The BBC said Mr Lineker’s criticism of the Government’s Illegal Migration Bill on Twitter was a “breach of our guidelines”.

PAJermaine Jenas has become the SIXTH pundit to rule himself out of Match of the Day tomorrow[/caption]

SplashGary will step back from presenting duties on Match of The Day until a ‘clear position’ on his social media use is agreed[/caption]

The pundit will now step back from presenting duties on the flagship football show – that he’s presented since 1999 – until a “clear position” on his social media use is agreed.

Following an exodus of pundits from tomorrow night’s show, Jenas tweeted: “Been on air with the one show.

“I wasn’t down to be doing match of the day tomorrow, but if I was I would of said no and stood with my fellow pundits and

The ex-spurs star joins fellow Match of the Day hosts Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Alex Scott, Micah Richards and Mark Chapman in boycotting tomorrow’s episode.

Arsenal legend Wright tweeted: “Everybody knows what Match of the Day means to me, but I’ve told the BBC I won’t be doing it tomorrow. Solidarity.”

This was shortly followed by co-star Alan Shearer who said: “I have informed the BBC that I won’t be appearing on MOTD tomorrow night.”

Alex Scott later declared herself out of the race with a cryptic tweet of US politician Bernie Sanders saying: “Nah… not for me.”

And pundit Micah Richards backed the boycotters – saying he’d do the same if he was asked to host.

Mark Chapman – who presents Match of the Day 2 on Sunday – also said he would not stand in.

It is unclear who will present the show in place of the six pundits.

Mr Lineker sparked a free speech row when he compared the Governments plans to ban migrants arriving on small boats from settling in Britain with “1930’s Germany”.

It came as he responded to a video on Twitter of Home Secretary Suella Braverman as she presented the Government’s plan.

The legislation will see migrants swiftly detained and removed to either their country of origin or a safe third state within 28 days.

Sharing the clip, Mr Lineker said: “Good heavens, this is beyond awful.”

Responding to another user who described him as “out of order”, he added: “We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries.

“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?”

In a statement earlier, the BBC outlined they had undergone “extensive discussions” with the ex-England star, 62, following the furore.

While the beeb praised his sports coverage as “second to none” they said he should “keep well away from taking sides” on party political topics.

The full statement read: “The BBC has been in extensive discussions with Gary and his team in recent days.

“We have said that we consider his recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines.

“The BBC has decided that he will step back from presenting Match of the Day until we’ve got an agreed and clear position on his use of social media.

“When it comes to leading our football and sports coverage, Gary is second to none.

“We have never said that Gary should be an opinion free zone, or that he can’t have a view on issues that matter to him, but we have said that he should keep well away from taking sides on party political issues or political controversies.”

PAArsenal legend Ian Wright told the BBC we would not be presenting Match of the Day tomorrow[/caption]

AlamyAlan Shearer followed suit[/caption]

GettyAnd Alex Scott shared a meme sayin: ‘Nah… not for me.’[/caption]

AlamyMicah Richard’s says he backed the pundits in their decision[/caption]

PAMark Chapman also ruled himself out[/caption]

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