Gary Lineker has joked about having a “quiet” week in his first TV look since resolving his impartiality row with the BBC.
The Match Of The Day host, showing on La Liga TV, additionally praised the “amazing amount of support” from mates and colleagues.
The former footballer, 62, reiterated the scenario had been “resolved” and mentioned he could be returning to his BBC presenting position on Saturday.
Asked how his week had been, Lineker instructed La Liga TV: “Really quiet! Nothing much going on. You could say it’s been an interesting week but I’m still here, still punching.
“It was attention-grabbing and in addition massively gratifying. I had a tremendous quantity of assist from my mates and colleagues which was fairly stunning really.”
He added: “It was totally disproportionate the whole thing but we’re OK. It’s resolved, I’m relieved, I’m back to work tomorrow and all is well with the world.”
It comes after BBC director normal Tim Davie introduced that Lineker could be returning on Saturday.
Mr Davie apologised for the current impartiality row and introduced a overview of social media tips on the broadcaster.
The row was sparked after Lineker was taken off air for a tweet evaluating the language used to launch a brand new authorities asylum seeker coverage to that of Thirties Germany.
He was subsequently requested to “step back” from the favored soccer highlights present, prompting a boycott by his fellow soccer pundits and commentators, hitting TV and radio protection throughout the BBC.
But the row was resolved earlier this week, with Lineker posting on Twitter: “After a surreal few days, I’m delighted that we have navigated a way through this.
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“I need to thanks all for the unbelievable assist, notably my colleagues at BBC Sport, for the exceptional present of solidarity. Football is a crew recreation however their backing was overwhelming.”
He continued: “However tough the previous couple of days have been, it merely does not evaluate to having to flee your own home from persecution or conflict to hunt refuge in a land distant. It’s heartwarming to have seen the empathy in direction of their plight from so a lot of you.”
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Lineker also thanked Mr Davie “for his understanding throughout this tough interval”, adding that he had “an nearly inconceivable job retaining everyone glad, notably within the space of impartiality”.
Mr Davie said the “potential confusion” was caused by the “gray areas of the BBC’s social media steering” and promised to launch an impartial on the steering.
Since the row, Lineker has modified his Twitter profile image to a photograph of himself subsequent to a George Orwell quote, which is written on the wall exterior of the BBC.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear,” the quote reads.