Lineker pulled from BBC presenting after migration row

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By Kylie MacLellan and James Davey LONDON (Reuters) – Former England soccer captain Gary Lineker has been taken off air by the BBC after his comments on Britain’s migration policy sparked a furious row between the government and the corporation’s highest paid presenter. Lineker was told there has to be an agreed position on his use of social media before he can return, the BBC said on Friday. BBC Director General Tim Davie said it had taken “proportionate action”. The row overshadowed a migration deal struck between British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron, with …

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