Football Focus and Final Score will not be broadcast on Saturday as they are shelved by BBC bosses amid a massive boycott in solidarity with Gary Lineker.
The presenter, 62, became embroiled in an argument over impartiality after taking to Twitter to compare the language used to launch a new government asylum policy to 1930s Germany.
Earlier on Friday, the BBC announced that Lineker would be taking a break from presenting Match of the Day.
Sportsmail now understands that 5 Live Sport on Saturday afternoons is also under threat.
Regulars Ian Wright and Alan Shearer quickly stepped back from their pundit roles in support of Lineker, sparking massive strikes from fellow pundits, commentators and even players.
BBC football presenter Alex Scott subsequently said she will not present Football Focus on Saturday.
Earlier on Friday, the BBC announced that Gary Lineker would be taking a break from presenting Match of the Day
BBC football presenter and former England player Alex Scott then said she will not be presenting Football Focus on Saturday
The former England international, who has presented the show since May 2021, told the broadcaster last night that she would be suspending hosting duties
The former England international, who has presented the show since May 2021, told the broadcaster last night that she would suspend her hosting duties in a show of solidarity with Lineker.
She tweeted, “I decided last night that while I love my show and we’ve had an incredible week winning an SJA for football focus, it doesn’t feel right for me to continue with the show today.
“Hopefully I’ll be back in the chair next week.”
The role of Scott would in the meantime be handed over to Kelly Somers, a presenter and commentator for the broadcaster.
But Somers later denied that via Twitter, saying: ‘Just to confirm I won’t be on BBC television today’.
Final Score host Jason Mohammad also paused his tweeting, “As you know, Final Score is a TV show very close to my heart.
“I informed the BBC this morning that I will not be presenting the show on BBC One this afternoon.”
Pundit Glenn Murray will also not be featured on Football Focus and Final Score on Saturday.
The former Brighton striker tweeted: “I was meant to be in Media City today but reflecting on last night I felt it was the right choice to step away from Focus & Score today.
“I hope normal service resumes next week.”
The role of Scott would in the meantime be handed over to Kelly Somers, a presenter and commentator for the broadcaster. But Somers later denied that via Twitter
Final Score host Jason Mohammad also retracted his tweet: “As you know, Final Score is a TV show very close to my heart”
Pundit Glenn Murray will also not be featured on Football Focus and Final Score on Saturday
Match of the Day has plunged into chaos in the wake of Lineker’s suspension from duties
A contributor to the show, Marc Webber, revealed that they too would support Lineker.
He posted on Twitter, “As final score reporters, we have decided to step down from our duties today in solidarity with Gary Lineker. As a result, no Final Score will be broadcast today.
“We all love the BBC and are proud to work for such a great broadcaster. More importantly, we consider it an absolute honor to update people on football on Saturdays at 3pm.
“A lot of work had already gone into today’s show. Many of us are freelancers – only paid per game. We made a salary sacrifice today.
“But I can’t stand by and see a colleague not supported in this way for a personal opinion that doesn’t go against the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
“Please be nice to other BBC Sport colleagues who are still working as they don’t have the luxury of choice that we do.”
He added: ‘Match fee gone and I had already paid my expenses. I won’t be claiming them against BBC Sport as this isn’t the fault of my wonderful colleagues who work in that department so I don’t want them to have the hassle.’
It comes as the Premier League informed clubs that players and managers would be withdrawn from their Match of the Day and BBC TV post-match commitments during a chaotic Friday night.
Sports mail understands, however, that – for now – the BBC’s Radio Five Live coverage will not be affected.
It emerged on Saturday morning that the BBC had informed the Premier League that the 12 clubs playing today would not receive requests for interviews.
Gary Lineker was told to either stop his politicized posts or leave the BBC altogether
PFA spokesperson: ‘We have been informed that players involved in today’s matches will not be asked to participate in Match of the Day interviews.
“The PFA has spoken to members who wish to take a collective stand and show their support for those who have chosen not to be part of tonight’s programme.
“During those conversations, we made it clear that as their union we would support all members who could face consequences if they choose not to meet their broadcasting obligations.
“This is a wise decision that ensures that players are not put in that position now.”