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BBC figures that have taken their controversial opinions and got away with it


BBC stars who have got away with controversial opinions

A chaos-inducing boycott has been sparked by the BBC’s decision to pull Gary Lineker from Match of the Day.

The football pundit compared the government’s small boats legislation to 1930s Germany in a tweet, upsetting Tories.

This weekend’s sporting schedule has been thrown into chaos with the growing boycott as the fierce debate continues.

The ordeal has brought the BBC’s guidelines regarding impartiality into the spotlight, with some alleging it has not been enforced fairly.

This video looks back at some of the times BBC figures tweeted their opinions.

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