Gary Lineker has explained why he didn't present Match of the Day on Saturday night, despite being back on BBC screens following the controversy that saw him temporarily step back from his role.
The 62-year-old returned to hosting duties on Saturday evening for Manchester City's FA Cup quarter-final clash against Championship side Burnley.
It came after he was forced to step aside from his role on Match of the Day following his comments on the government's controversial new policy on asylum seekers.
The former Tottenham and England striker shared his opinion on the matter on Twitter. An impartiality row followed the BBC's decision as several high-profile names defended Lineker, including regular MOTD pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer. ALSO READ: Lineker and Shearer address MOTD controversy ahead of Man City v Burnley Despite this, the issue between the two parties was resolved earlier this week and Lineker was back on BBC screens.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk