‘Anti-woke’ Mark Lawrenson slams BBC as he claims he was sacked as football pundit for being ’65 and a white male’


MARK LAWRENSON believes he was axed by the BBC because he is “65 and a white male”.

The former Liverpool defender spent 30 years as a pundit with the broadcaster.

Mark Lawrenson hit out at the BBC over his exit in March after 30 years as a pundit

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Mark Lawrenson hit out at the BBC over his exit in March after 30 years as a punditCredit: PA

That included a quarter of a century on Football Focus and covering six World Cups.

But he was let go in March as the BBC took the decision to move on without him.

Lawro told the Sunday Times: “The Beeb are probably the worst at giving…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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