Match of the Day presenters Alex Scott and Jermaine Jenas have both shown their support for fellow pundit Gary Lineker. 

Scott showed her support for Lineker in a simple tweet, writing 'FYI' before adding a GIF of Bernie Sanders saying 'Not Me', showing her support for the pundit. 

Whilst Jenas also shared a tweet, saying how wasn't meant to be on MOTD and if he was he would have pulled out, saying: "Been on air with the one show. I wasn’t down to be doing match of the day tomorrow, but if I was I would of said no and stood with my fellow pundits and @GaryLineker."

Both Ian Wright and Alan Shearer also announced they would not be hosting MOTD over the weekend as the both showed their solidarity for Lineker.

The situation came about due to an impartiality row over comments Lineker made criticising the government's new asylum policy.

The 62-year-old will step back from presenting the flagship BBC football show until an agreement is reached on his social media use.

The BBC said in a statement that they found Lineker's "recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines".

It added he should "keep well away from taking sides on party political issues or political controversies".

What did Gary Lineker say?

On Tuesday (March 7) Lineker had commented on a Twitter video put out by Home Secretary Suella Braverman, in which she unveiled government plans to stop migrant boats crossing the Channel.

“Good heavens, this is beyond awful,” he wrote.

Responding to the sports broadcaster, another Twitter user described his comment as “out of order”, adding that it was “easy to pontificate when it doesn’t affect you”.

Lineker responded: “There is no huge influx. We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries.

“This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s, and I’m out of order?”