24 May 2023

Gary Lineker stands by his criticism of the government’s Rwanda asylum policy

Sports reporter

Just two months after he was made to step back from presenting Match of the Day for using his social media platforms to express support for migrants and refugees, former England football captain Gary Lineker has been given a human rights award in Italy.

The BBC’s decision triggered a boycott by a number of fellow sports broadcasters in support and he was later reinstated.