What time is Match of the Day on tonight?
Sports presenters and pundits have pulled out of BBC shows in solidarity with Gary Lineker who was stood down from Match of the Day.
The BBC’s sporting schedule has been thrown into turmoil after a number of presenters boycotted Saturday’s programming in solidarity with Gary Lineker who was stood down from Match of the Day.
A host of sports presenters and pundits pulled out after Lineker was told to step back from hosting the Premier League football highlights show in a row over his criticism of the government’s new asylum policy.
Football Focus and Final Score were pulled from their schedule at the last moment and BBC Radio 5 Live will be affected as the fallout continues.
Match Of The Day will still air on Saturday but will be a stripped-down version of the regular show.
When is Match of the Day on?
Match of the Day will be shown on Saturday at 10:20pm on BBC One.
Who is presenting Match of the Day?
Saturday’s Match Of The Day will have no presenters or pundits while Premier League players may not give post-match interviews to the BBC.
Pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright announced on Friday their boycott of this weekend’s highlights programme after the BBC said it had “decided” Lineker would take a break from presenting the show until an “agreed and clear position” on his use of social media had been reached.
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Fellow former England internationals Micah Richards, Alex Scott and Jermaine Jenas – who were all not due to appear this weekend on MOTD – backed their fellow pundits.
The BBC said the programme would “focus on match action without studio presentation or punditry”, saying it understood the position of its presenters.
A group of BBC commentators, including Steve Wilson, Connor McNamara and Simon Brotherton also announced they would not participate in the programme.
What Premier League games are being shown on Match of the Day?
Bournemouth vs Liverpool
Everton vs Brentford
Leeds vs Brighton
Leicester vs Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City