BBC seeks to end crisis by reinstating Gary Lineker

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By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s BBC reinstated its highest-paid presenter Gary Lineker on Monday after a decision to take the sports host off air over his criticism of the government sparked a near mutiny at the public broadcaster. The corporation was forced to axe much of its sports coverage over the weekend after presenters, pundits and commentators refused to work in a show of solidarity with Lineker, who criticised the government’s immigration policy. The publicly-funded BBC had suspended Lineker for breaching its impartiality rules by comparing the rhetoric of Britain’s interio…

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