MOTD to be without pundits in solidarity with Gary Lineker

Match of the Day will go ahead today without a presenter or pundits as regulars boycott the show in solidarity with Gary Lineker.

The BBC host's tweet comparing the government's small boats legislation with 1930s Germany has sparked a row over impartiality.

Alan Shearer and Ian Wright are among the regular faces on the show that have said they won't be taking part today.

Former BBC director-general said he believes the move was “mistaken” and could give the impression that the BBC bowed to government pressure.

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