Mark Chapman ‘quits Radio 5 Live’ in support of Gary Lineker

Mark Chapman has reportedly joined the exodus of BBC football pundits stepping down from their Saturday shows following the axing of Gary Lineker from Match of the Day. Chapman will apparently not present BBC Radio 5 Live’s coverage of the day’s Premier League action, throwing the broadcaster into further turmoil. 

Lineker was stood down from Match of the Day on Friday evening after failing to back down on his strong criticism of the government’s Illegal Migration Bill. The outspoken 62-year-old likened language used by ministers when talking about refugees to that of Nazi Germany. 

The decision to remove Lineker from the top-flight highlights show prompted a flurry of presenters, pundits and commentators announcing that they would step down from their duties in solidarity. 

According to the Sun, Chapman has now joined them. 


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