Gary Lineker criticises BBC News over releasing football results

Gary Lineker arrives at the Announcement of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 Host Cities on December 2, 2010
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Gary Lineker criticises BBC News for announcing the day's football results minutes before Match of the Day airs.

Former England international Gary Lineker has criticised BBC News for telling viewers the daily football results minutes before Match of the Day.

The 52-year-old, who hosts the highlights and analysis show every Saturday night, sparked a debate on Twitter when he questioned why the scores would be announced ahead of the show.

Lineker tweeted: "Never will understand why BBC News feels the need to give football results. Look away now . . . ONE NIL.

"For those who think everyone knows the scores, you'd be surprised how many don't."

Meanwhile, reports have claimed that Lineker has agreed a new contract with the network to continue as Match of the Day host.

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