‘North Korean!’ exclaims Gary Lineker in response to a call from a member of parliament for the BBC to play the national anthem every day.
GARY LINEKER has spoken out in support of an MP’s call for the national anthem to be broadcast on the BBC.
Gary Lineker, 61, took to Twitter earlier today to express his displeasure with a politician’s plan for the BBC to play the national anthem every day. The star reacted in front of his 8.2 million followers, causing a rift among his fans.
This follows Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell’s question about how the BBC could be asked to do this at the end of each day.
According to journalist Adam Bienkov, Nadine Dorries has responded by calling the request a “fantastic question.”
Gary described the move as “North Korean” in response to his tweet on Twitter.
“Let’s be less British and more North Korean,” he wrote.
A fist pump emoji was used to end the football commentator’s tweet.
Andrew, a Romford MP, proposed that all UK broadcasters play God Save The Queen.
“I know that the minister will agree that the singing of the national anthem provides a great sense of unity and pride in our nation,” he said earlier today in the Commons.
“Will the minister take steps to encourage public broadcasters to play the national anthem in this year of the Queen’s platinum jubilee, and to ensure that the BBC restores it at the end of the day’s programming before switching to News 24?”
“Fantastic question,” said Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, Nadine Dorries.
“We fully support the singing of the national anthem, Her Majesty the Queen, and other expressions of patriotism, including the flying of the Union Jack,” Nigel Huddleston is said to have said.
“The more often the national anthem is sung, the better.
“Of course, schools and other organizations can promote it, and the more we can do in this area, the better.”
Many of Gary’s Twitter followers weighed in on the topic after he tweeted about it.
“I’d rather they play the MOTD theme song,” said fan RohLDN.
“The most worrying part – Nadine Dorries thinking it was a good question!” AmitChampaneri1 replied.
“I love my country,” continued user Jasonremster.
“As much as I admire the BBC, I despise our National Anthem’s dirge.”
Others, on the other hand, disagreed with his point of view.
“Gary, can’t you remember when your BBC did this every night?” C_Newman2010 wrote.
“What’s the issue,” Geordiehammer77 added.
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