BBC responds over sacking of Guy Poyet
I received an email about the BBC telling Guy Poyet that he was dismissed from the Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club on the BBC's Match of the Day live -Nigeria v Spain on 23 June.
"We understand you were unhappy with the discussion over pundit Gus Poyet being sacked from the manger's (sic) position at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, as you got the impression this was the first time he had been made aware of the decision.
We feel it was quite obvious Gus knew about this before it was mentioned and our presenter even explained the club’s website posted the notice up while the match was on. Gus explained the producer printed out this notice for him at his own request.
He revealed that for a month he had been embargoed against talking about the matter and then went further and explained there was communication all day that day between himself and the club before the match began, but not during.
You can also see the statement from the club, confirming Gus was already aware of the decision, on our website, here: