WATCH: GB News stages cringeworthy 'Alternative Match of the Day' amid Gary Lineker row

Television presenter and former footballer Gary Lineker leaves his home on March 11, 2023 in London, United Kingdom.
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GB News broadcasted a cringeworthy 'Alternative Match of the Day' on Saturday night, as the real programme was heavily truncated after Gary Lineker's suspension by the BBC.

Lineker was suspended on Friday for allegedly breaching BBC impartiality guidelines with a tweet about the UK government's asylum policy. In response, pundits and commentators stepped back from their duties in solidarity with their colleague.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...