GARY Lineker has joked about having a “actually quiet” week as he makes his first TV look since his row with the BBC over his Twitter messages.
The Match of the Day presenter, 62, appeared on La Liga TV and praised the “wonderful quantity of assist” he’d acquired from pals and colleagues.
The previous England striker, who additionally performed for Barca, additionally regarded forward to the upcoming El Clasico in the course of the interview.
Lineker additionally emphasised the scenario with the company had been “resolved” and confirmed he could be returning to his BBC function on Saturday.
When requested by La Liga TV how his week had been, Lineker jokingly replied: “Actually quiet. Nothing a lot happening. You might say it has been an fascinating week however I am nonetheless right here, nonetheless punching.
“It was fascinating and likewise vastly gratifying. I had a tremendous quantity of assist from my pals and colleagues which was fairly stunning truly.”
He added: “It was completely disproportionate the entire thing however we’re OK. It is resolved, I am relieved, I am again to work tomorrow and all is properly with the world.”
It comes after BBC director basic Tim Davie introduced that Lineker could be returning to host the soccer present on Saturday.
He additionally apologised for the impartiality row and mentioned a assessment of the BBC’s social media tips would happen.
It comes as the BBC’s highest-paid presenter, on £1.35million a yr, had been suspended from his Match of the Day presenting duties, following a tweet criticising Suella Braverman’s migrant boats plan.
Lineker took to Twitter to hit out on the Unlawful Migration Invoice, which bans individuals who arrive on small boats from settling in Britain.
Lineker confronted a wave of fury over the disaster after he didn’t apologise himself for his tweet evaluating the Authorities’s new migrant plan to Thirties Germany.
The remark attracted criticism from MPs and was branded “offensive” by the Dwelling Secretary.
Lineker’s phrases have been thought-about in breach of the BBC’s strict impartiality guidelines which state that employees should keep away from taking sides on political controversies and stay neutral.
In an announcement, the BBC beforehand mentioned it had “determined that he’ll step again from presenting Match of the Day till we have got an agreed and clear place on his use of social media”.
Lineker’s co-hosts on Match of The Day, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer additionally stepped again from the present in assist of their colleague.
Wright tweeted: “Everyone is aware of what Match of the Day means to me, however I’ve instructed the BBC I gained’t be doing it tomorrow. Solidarity.”
Alan Shearer shortly adopted go well with and mentioned: “I’ve knowledgeable the BBC that I gained’t be showing on MOTD tomorrow night time.”
Alex Scott, Jermaine Jenas, Micah Richards and Mark Chapman additionally banded collectively in assist of Lineker, that means Match of the Day went forward and not using a presenter, pundits or commentary on the printed.
It meant Match Of The Day ran for simply 20 minutes on Saturday – with out commentary and even the long-lasting theme tune.
Disruption attributable to the sudden employees rebellion additionally noticed Soccer Focus, Closing Rating, the Preventing Speak podcast and 5Live’s 606 soccer cellphone in cancelled.
And Match Of The Day 2 ran for simply 14 minutes, once more with no commentary or presenters.