Mutiny at the BBC: Lineker row causes mounting crisis at UK broadcaster

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By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s BBC was forced to axe much of its sports coverage on Saturday after presenters refused to work in a show of solidarity with Gary Lineker, as a row over freedom of speech threatens to turn into a crisis for the national broadcaster. Former England soccer captain Lineker, the BBC’s highest paid presenter and the anchor of the football highlights programme “Match of the Day”, was taken off air by the broadcaster on Friday after he criticised Britain’s migration policy earlier in the week. Many sports programmes did not air as scheduled on Saturday after …

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