Gary Lineker forced to apologise as fans complain that Match of the Day feature is ‘like a tin can’

GARY Lineker has had to apologize to viewers after Match of the Day experienced audio issues.

The BBC presenter, 62, hosted the show as usual on Saturday night.

Gary Lineker had to apologize for the sound quality on


Gary Lineker had to apologize for the sound quality on “Match of the Day”.Photo credit: BBC

But fans were immediately disappointed by the comment, which sounded like it was recorded in a “tin can.”

The English legend addressed the problems in the studio

“We think we have one or two problems with the sound,” he told his audience.

“If that’s the case, then we apologize and are working on it right now…if you can hear us!”

“Apparently it’s better on iPlayer. Whether you want to switch is up to you, but I am sure that we will solve the problem as soon as possible.

That didn’t stop fans from venting their disapproval online, however.

One wrote: “What’s going on with the audio on match of the day @BBCMOTD#motd sounds like a comment out of a tin can.”

Another wrote: “The game of the day sounds a bit robotic tonight.”

A third shared: “Is the audio on the match of the day a little weird?”

Lineker made headlines earlier this year when he was pulled from television after a tweet criticizing the Conservative Party’s immigration policies.

This sparked a massive protest among his fellow footballers and Match of the Day staff.

He also spoke frankly about Qatar’s role as host of the World Cup late last year in terms of the human rights situation.

After Lineker returned from his brief suspension earlier this year, he doubled down on his feelings during an interview with Men’s Health Magazine.


He said: “To be honest, when I sent out that tweet it never occurred to me that it would lead to where it was going.

“I have been working with refugee charities for years. When I saw the Suella Braverman film, I said I thought it was pretty awful.

“Then the ‘stick to football’ people got involved and I replied to one of them by just saying there isn’t a massive influx, the UK is taking far fewer refugees than other European countries, it’s a cruel policy, and the language used The debate is reminiscent of the debate in Germany in the 1930s. I think that is factually correct.”

Emma Bowman

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