sport news Mark Saggers calls out the BBC for trying to 'cancel part of our history' trends now
Former BBC Sports Report presenter Mark Saggers has hit out at the broadcaster’s decision to ‘cancel part our history’ by ditching the classified football results on the programme, labelling the move ‘hideous’.
The decision was put down to the BBC needing more time to build up to the 5.30pm Premier League match on a Saturday. But it has been met with an outcry after decades of tradition were unceremoniously dispensed with, drawing the ire of BBC legends Des Lynam, John Motson and Mark Lawrenson.
Saggers, 63, began his broadcasting career with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and moved on to sport in 1989 before joining Sky three years later. He returned to the BBC in 2001 and his regular Sunday show, Sport on Five.
He tweeted on Tuesday night: ‘I first worked for Sports Report on Sport on Two in the 80s and having had the privilege of saying, “It’s five o’clock and time for Sports Report — and first here are the football results