John Terry has hit back at suggestions he’s getting ready to host Match of the Day.
Tonight’s episode of Match of the Day won’t have any pundits, BBC commentators or interviews from players or managers.
Well, host Gary Lineker was removed from his position after comparing the British government to “Germany in the 30s.”
The BBC responded by saying: “The BBC has been in extensive discussions with Gary and his team in recent days.
“We have said that we consider his recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines.
“The BBC has decided that he will step back from presenting Match of the Day until we’ve got an agreed and clear position on his use of social media.
“When it comes to leading our football and sports coverage, Gary is second to none.
“We have never said that Gary should be an opinion free zone, or that he can’t have a view on issues that matter to him, but we have said that he should keep well away from taking sides on party political issues or political controversies.”
They couldn’t have imagined what was about to happen.
Pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer responded by also pulling out. It quickly became clear that absolutely nobody wanted to be part of the programme.
Before it became apparent that Match of the Day would go ahead without a host, fans were wondering who would replace Lineker.
And comedian – and singer of Three Lions – David Baddiel decided to take aim at a certain John Terry.
In reference to the Chelsea legend stripping into a full Chelsea kit when the club won the 2012 Champions League despite not playing, Baddiel joked: “I wonder if, somewhere, John Terry is practicing using an autocue.”
A light-hearted joke when everyone was losing their minds.
But it didn’t go down well with Terry.
On Saturday morning, he replied: “Don’t use my name for a cheap laugh on social media!”
He clearly wasn’t impressed with Baddiel’s joke.
The BBC have announced the iconic Match of the Day will go ahead “without studio presentation or punditry” and instead “focus on match action”.
Meanwhile, Football Focus and Final Score have also been cancelled as the BBC boycott continues.