Gary Lineker was forced to pull out of presenting the BBC’s FA Cup coverage on just his second day back.

The former striker, turned TV presenter, returned to screens on Saturday after he was taken off air by the broadcaster.

Lineker was forced to miss just his second day backAFP

He compared the language used to launch a new Government asylum seeker policy with 1930s Germany in a tweet, before the BBC was forced into an embarrassing climb down.

He also posted a photo of himself at the Etihad Stadium for Man City vs Burnley.

He told his Twitter followers: “Ah the joys of being allowed to stick to football.”

Lineker appeared alongside Alan Shearer and Micah Richards and said on air it was ‘great to be here’.

However, he announced that he would not be able to present coverage of Brighton vs Grimsby on Sunday.

He said: “I’ve been silenced…. literally, by a nasty cold so, annoyingly, won’t be working at @OfficialBHAFC this afternoon.”

Lineker will be replaced by Alex ScottGetty

Former England player and presenter Alex Scott will be hosting in his absence.

The quarter-final at the Amex Stadium sees Brighton take on League Two Grimsby.

A place in the last four, and a trip to Wembley, is on offer to the winner.


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