Opinion | BBC employees rallied around Gary Lineker after his suspension. Why doesn’t that happen in the U.S.?


The latest episode of “The Press Box” podcast on The Ringer made a good point.

Host Bryan Curtis and guest Jason Gay, the sports columnist of The Wall Street Journal, were talking about the BBC controversy involving soccer analyst Gary Lineker. After criticizing Britain’s new asylum policy on Twitter, Lineker was suspended by the BBC.

But then the weekend soccer coverage was thrown out of whack when so many other BBC soccer broadcasters, as well as some soccer players, boycotted the network to show their support for Lineker.

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