Gary Lineker is back at the BBC – but the Britstorm shows in an exemplary manner that large media houses in particular are extremely afraid when someone strays from the corridor of opinion.
As anyone with a smartphone could see, Gary Lineker was last weekend at the stadium. For someone who has played more than 400 first division games as a professional, such a stadium is not an unusual place to be, more of a habitat. He would have been in the TV studio at the said time BBC should be, which had prescribed him a pause for thought. In Germany it had been a long time since we had heard of something as exciting as a pause for thought, until Markus Söder reintroduced the word into modern discourse a year ago – although he should honestly have said that he had a new hall for cool games in Munich would be okay, but not for a faded orchestra that is coughed on by white-haired concert-goers.