BBC Breakfast and Football Focus host Dan Walker, 43, informed fans he was on his way to Wembley Stadium to film a segment for today’s edition of Football Focus. The presenter simply wrote, “Off to Wembley” in view of his 667,000 followers in a tweet yesterday.
One unimpressed Twitter follower queried Dan’s tweet, writing: “More license money wasted on paying his travel expenses to go to a ground & game fans can’t go to and him interview a few ex players on FF!
“Posting this is rubbing people’s faces in it & frankly I couldn’t care if you were going to Timbuktu and use your own money!”
Hitting back, the presenter replied: “It’s my job to cover the game and present Football Focus before hand.
“Very privileged to do it. That tweet wasn’t meant as a gloat at all.
In response to his post, a Twitter user wrote: “Nearly as daft as taxpayers funding your thousand pound a week taxi to your high paid job.”
Seemingly denying the claim, Dan replied: “I suggest a New Year’s resolution for you… stop reading & believing rubbish newspapers [thumbs up emoji].”
The person in question then asked: “Whats the truth then?”, which Dan didn’t respond to.
A representative for BBC Breakfast declined to comment to Express.co.uk at the time.
Dan has been presenting Football Focus since 2009 and BBC Breakfast since 2016.
He previously credited his long-term wife Sarah for helping him get his big break in the industry.
He revealed: “She used to work in a bakery in Sheffield when Hallam FM launched a Commentator of the Year competition.
“She brought home a sandwich bag with the number of Hallam FM to ring. And that was my big break,” he told the Mirror.
BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One.