Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM Rob Rinder takes Gary Lineker to task after pundit praises 'favourite stadium' ... trends now

Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM Rob Rinder takes Gary Lineker to task after pundit praises 'favourite stadium' ... trends now
Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM Rob Rinder takes Gary Lineker to task after pundit praises 'favourite stadium' ... trends now

Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM Rob Rinder takes Gary Lineker to task after pundit praises 'favourite stadium' ... trends now

Rob Rinder takes Gary Lineker to task after pundit praises 'favourite stadium' at Qatar World Cup: TV judge tweets snap of Bangladeshi migrant worker who was killed building Al Bayt arena

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Robert Rinder has called out BBC pundit Gary Lineker for tweeting about his 'favourite stadium' in Qatar.

The pair were embroiled in a Twitter spat after Mr Rinder raised the issue of the death of a migrant worker who was electrocuted while building the Al Bayt Stadium for the World Cup. 

The TV judge tweeted a picture of Mohammad Shahid Miah, 29, from Bangladesh who 'died when floodwater in his room came into contact with an exposed electric cable'.

He said: 'One of your countless human beings building your favourite stadium @GaryLineker'.

BBC pundit Gary Lineker tweeted that the Al Bayt arena (pictured) 'might be my favourite stadium'

BBC pundit Gary Lineker tweeted that the Al Bayt arena (pictured) 'might be my favourite stadium'

Mohammed Shahid Miah, 29, from Bangladesh is reported to have died from electrocution while building the Al Bayt stadium

Mohammed Shahid Miah, 29, from Bangladesh is reported to have died from electrocution while building the Al Bayt stadium

Mr Lineker responded that his death was 'tragic' before adding: 'If only we'd covered the migrant deaths and worker's rights abuses...'

Mr Rinder hit back: 'I’m aware of the excellent work of BBC journalists. No doubt your punditry has taken equal courage.

'I just wonder if you think it was wise judgment or a good use of your considerable platform to celebrate your ‘favourite stadium’ given the migrant deaths you (‘we’) have

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