Gary Lineker row: How BBC colleague tore into MOTD host over Brexit stance


    The Brexit process is entering its final stages. Britain is just five months away from the date where it will officially relieve itself of all ties to the EU. While a trade deal has not yet been reached, agreements with other countries outside the bloc are ongoing.

    Earlier this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak agreed to develop closer financial links between the UK and Switzerland.

    In a positive move, Mr Sunak signed a joint commitment with his Swiss counterpart, Ueli Maurer, to work on a new international financial services agreement.

    A deal on economic partnership to secure business continuity between Japan and the UK is reportedly set to conclude by the end of the month.

    Many Remain figures were critical of Brexit early on and attempted to prevent the process from going through.

    He wrote on Twitter: “Gary. You are the face of BBC Sport.

    “Please observe BBC editorial guidelines and keep your political views, whatever they are and whatever the subject, to yourself.

    “I’d be sacked if I followed your example. Thanks.”

    It appeared to be in response to a string of tweets written by Lineker after the Conservatives held a no-confidence vote in Theresa May.

    In one tweet, Lineker wrote: “Extraordinary to watch us take our country back and rip it to shreds in the process.”

    He proceeded to retweet David Cameron’s call for the Conservative Party to back the Prime Minister, which Lineker shared with crying face emojis.

    Lineker eventually replied to Agnew.

    He wrote: “Jonathan, I’m the face of my own Twitter account.

    “I’ll continue to tweet what I like and if folk disagree with me then so be it.

    “Thank you so much for your concern, which, I imagine, wouldn’t be a concern at all if you agreed with me.”


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