Fatboy Slim Pays Massive "Respect" Tribute To Gary Lineker During Gig

Fatboy Slim Pays Massive "Respect" Tribute To Gary Lineker During Gig

During a live performance in Manchester on Friday night, Fatboy Slim expressed his support for Gary Lineker. Watch the video below:

If you haven't been living under a rock in the past 24 hours, you may have heard that the BBC requested that Match of the Day host Lineker temporarily step down from his role until a resolution was reached regarding his use of social media.

This comes after Lineker made remarks regarding the government's new asylum policy, comparing it to 1930s Germany, which caused a dispute over impartiality.

He described the policy as "immeasurably cruel" and directed towards the most vulnerable people, using language that was reminiscent of Germany in the 1930s.

According to the BBC, they have engaged in extensive conversations with Gary and his team in the past few days. They deemed his recent social media behavior, in which he tweeted criticisms of the British government's handling of the migrant crisis, to be a violation of their guidelines.

Following the BBC's announcement, numerous individuals have expressed their support for Lineker.

During his performance at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, renowned DJ Fatboy Slim paid homage to the former English footballer, showing his admiration for him.

The image of the BBC presenter was featured in the visual effects on the set, alongside other notable figures such as Prince and Greta Thunberg.

As Lineker's image was displayed behind Fatboy Slim, the DJ turned to acknowledge the pundit and urged the audience to do the same, eliciting cheers from the crowd.

Taking to his Twitter account, Fatboy Slim posted the video, stating: "Enough respect #ImWithGary."

The presenter's son, George Lineker, retweeted the post, exclaiming "that's so elite."

The BBC has been in disarray following the announcement that Lineker would be taking a step back from hosting Match of the Day, with various presenters and pundits declaring their intention not to participate in tonight's broadcast.

The chain of events began with Match of the Day's beloved Ian Wright, who expressed his support for Lineker on Twitter.

He wrote: "Everybody knows what Match of the Day means to me, but I've told the BBC I won't be doing it tomorrow. Solidarity."

Subsequently, another regular on Match of the Day, Alan Shearer, utilized Twitter to announce that he had informed the BBC that he would also not be participating in the show.

The six commentators initially scheduled to provide coverage for Match of the Day this weekend have also declared that they will not be involved.

Other BBC football programs have also been impacted, as Alex Scott declared that she would not be hosting Football Focus and Jason Mohammad confirmed that he would not be presenting Final Score.