Saturday's Match of the Day will air without a presenter,

pundits or its regular commentators after the BBC's controversial decision to take host Gary Lineker off the air.

Lineker has been forced off his Match of the Day duties by the BBC

in a row over impartiality after comparing the language used to

launch a new government asylum policy with 1930s Germany.

He is stepping back from Match Of The Day (MOTD) until an "agreed and clear position"

on his social media use is made, the corporation said on Friday.

Following the announcement, former Arsenal striker and pundit Ian

Wright said he will not take part in Saturday's Match of the Day programme in "solidarity"

with Lineker and former Newcastle and England striker

Alan Shearer later also announced he would also not be taking part in the show.

Former Arsenal and England defender Alex Scott appeared to rule herself out

of presenting Saturday's Match of the Day, by tweeting: "FYI…"

and a GIF which quotes "Nah! Not me".

MOTD regulars Micah Richards and Jermaine Jenas also

said they would not be appearing on this weekend's show

A BBC spokesperson said: "Some of our pundits have said that they

don't wish to appear on the programme while we seek to resolve the situation with Gary.

"We understand their position and we have decided that the programme will

focus on match action without studio presentation or punditry."