“There’s only one topic of conversation feverishly consuming the United Kingdom this weekend: soccer. But it’s not what’s going on between two rival teams on the pitch that’s causing a stir. Instead, it’s a fierce debate about free speech, impartiality and a proposed government immigration law, which has seemingly pitted two hugely popular British institutions — the public broadcaster BBC and soccer, including its most famous presenters and commentators — against each other.” WaPo (Gift Article): Soccer hero’s tweet on asylum kicks up huge culture war and BBC boycott.

+ This is a crazy story (and a crazy policy from BBC). Thankfully, Gary Lineker is returning to Match of the Day can tweet with ‘no restrictions.’ (Even though he should get off Twitter and move to Mastodon.)