BBC soccer commentator Lineker returns after suspension for criticising government

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LONDON (Reuters) – Former England football captain Gary Lineker returned to host the BBC’s flagship soccer show on Saturday, a week after his suspension for criticising government immigration policy caused a row over the broadcaster’s impartiality rules. BBC managers reversed their decision to suspend Lineker, the broadcaster’s highest-paid presenter, after his colleagues refused to work in solidarity last weekend, forcing it to air soccer matches without normal commentary. The controversy shook the public broadcaster, which is funded by a levy on nearly all British households with televisions…

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