THE PUNDITS WHO PULLED OUT IN ‘SOLIDARITY’ WITH LINEKER
1 IAN WRIGHT
Crystal Palace and Arsenal legend, who won five trophies with the Gunners. Began punditry career at 2002 World Cup.
2 ALAN SHEARER
Won 63 England apps, record 260 Premier League goals for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Has been a MOTD pundit since he retired from playing in 2006.
3 MICAH RICHARDS
Premier League winner with Manchester City, now a Sportsmail columnist and regular on BBC and Sky Sports.
4 JERMAINE JENAS
One Show co-host and a regular on BBC. Won 21 England caps and played for Nottingham Forest, Newcastle, Tottenham, Aston Villa and QPR.
5 ALEX SCOTT
Arsenal Women’s legend with 140 England caps, presents Football Focus and became first female pundit at a World Cup for the BBC in 2018.
‘In the football world we once knew, left and right wing meant John Barnes and Steve Coppell’