Gary Lineker, a top goal scorer in the 1986 World Cup and the highest paid sports presenter at the BBC (Match Of The Day) has been 'suspended' pending an investigation into his Tweets comparing the government's new immigration (refugees) boat policies to Hitler's treatment of the Jews.
Practically all his colleagues have walked out in protest and brought the channel's sport coverage to an embarrassing halt.
The BBC is a publicly funded corporation paid for by the TV license fee and is therefore beholden to the government of the day.
It is however the very definition of woke and its reporting is so wrapped up in protective blankets that it sometimes makes me weep.
Gary Lineker is freelance and under contract to the BBC and it's debatable whether the same rules of impartiality apply to him, so this fracas has caused a firestorm.