Cyprus Mail
FootballSport

Lineker off BBC’s FA Cup coverage after losing his voice

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker will not be on the BBC for their FA Cup quarter-final coverage on Sunday because he has lost his voice, the corporation said, with Alex Scott taking his place.

Lineker, 62, was struggling with his voice during live coverage of Manchester City’s 6-0 thrashing of Burnley on Saturday and it did not improve.

The former England captain had returned to host BBC’s soccer show coverage a week after his suspension for criticising government immigration policy caused a row over the broadcaster’s impartiality rules.

BBC managers reversed their decision to suspend Lineker, the broadcaster’s highest-paid presenter, after his colleagues refused to work in solidarity last weekend, forcing it to air soccer highlights without normal commentary.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

Man City not feeling any extra pressure, says Guardiola

Reuters News Service

Bayern coach Tuchel to stay in charge despite third loss

Reuters News Service

England’s Stokes stands by ‘Bazball’ despite India humiliation

Reuters News Service

Hojlund’s early double seals win for Man Utd at Luton

Reuters News Service

Kane unhappy at poor Bayern service, says Tuchel

Reuters News Service

India crush England by 434 runs after Jaiswal double hundred

Reuters News Service