As the fallout between Gary Lineker and the BBC rages on and draws in more pundits, one of the major questions is how Saturday night's Match of the Day broadcast will look.
Lineker has been asked by the BBC to step back from his role as host of the Premier League highlights show, after a tweet which likened the UK's new immigration policy to policies seen in 1930s Germany. The BBC - which describes itself as a politically neutral broadcaster - has effectively suspended Lineker pending an investigation.
In solidarity with the programme's host, Match of the Day's pundits have all refused to take part in Saturday night's broadcast, leaving the BBC staring down the probability of airing a highlights programme with no match commentary and no punditry.
As always, Irish comedian Conor Moore has been quick off the mark with a brilliant sketch, examining the panic stations that might be ongoing within the BBC.
Conor Sketches on the money with BBC - Gary Lineker sketch
In the video, Moore portrays a Gary Lineker impersonator hired to replace the Brit as host of Match of the Day, and there are also two special guests on punditry.
Live scenes @BBCMOTD studios ahead of tonight’s programme! pic.twitter.com/7bTxrAnudk
— Conor Moore (@ConorSketches) March 11, 2023
The hilarious skit sees Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville defect from Sky Sports to fill the gap on the BBC - with Neville unable to say anything but the strangely familiar "this is the BBC."
Carragher explains why he and Neville did not follow suit with their BBC counterparts, and says they felt they owed it to the BBC - before lamenting the absence of Sky's cutting edge technology:
Look, Gary - we felt we had to come in and do it. It's Match of the Day, an institution in this country.
But, at the risk of getting in trouble, I'm just going to say it - the BBC are a disgrace, an absolute disgrace. I mean, there isn't even a touchscreen in here! How are we supposed to analyse the games?!
It remains to be seen how the BBC will approach a Lineker-less MOTD, but they could do worse than hire Conor Moore to inject a bit of life into what is likely to be one of the most bizarre football broadcasts in recent memory.