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Soccer pundit, ex-star Gary Lineker deletes ‘misogynist’ tweet about Chloe Kelly bra celebration

see also England’s Chloe Kelly goes full Brandi Chastain, rips off jersey after scoring decisive goal Gary Lineker has deleted a misogynist tweet he posted about Chloe Kelly’s goal celebration after she scored the winning goal in the Euro 2022 women’s final. Kelly ripped her shirt off after scoring England’s second goal in extra-time as she celebrated with her teammates. As the scene unfolded, Lineker tweeted on Sunday saying “Kelly is England’s heroine, bra none.” The former soccer player received claims of “casual sexism” and was quick to delete his comment as the replies filled with hundreds of jokes and messages of criticism. One...
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Gary Lineker explains why he deleted tweet about Chloe Kelly’s sports bra celebration in Euro 2022 final

Gary Lineker has explained why he deleted a tweet about England hero Chloe Kelly’s now famous celebration during the Euro 2022 final.Kelly scored the winner in extra time as England beat Germany 2-1 to win Euro 2022. The Manchester City forward took off her shirt and wielded it over her head, mimicking Brandi Chastian’s iconic celebration from USA’s win over China in the 1999 World Cup final when she took off her shirt and slid on her knees wearing a sports bra.Lineker is well known for his attempted puns on Twitter, and soon after England sealed victory he posted:...
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Piers Morgan asks Gary Lineker if he's been a 't*t' over deleted tweet controversy

Everyone knows that there’s no love lost between Piers Morgan and Gary Lineker, and the two have been bickering over Twitter again about a tweet that Lineker deleted.When England clinched victory over Germany on Sunday to win the Women’s European Championships, winning goalscorer Chloe Kelly’s celebration at scoring the extra-time decider saw her take her shirt off in jubilation.At the time, in a since-deleted tweet, Lineker wrote a cheeky play on words, saying: “The Lionesses have only gone and done it, and Kelly is England’s heroine, bra none.”Lineker later deleted the tweet and explained that people were missing the context...

‘Vardy scores rare own goal’: Gary Lineker leads reactions to Wagatha Christie verdict

On Friday, it was revealed that Rebekah Vardy had lost the highly publicised “Wagatha Christie“ libel trial against Coleen Rooney, which began due to a viral social media post.In October 2019, Rooney, 36, wrote in an Instagram post that after a months-long “sting operation” she had found that Vardy, 40, had been leaking “false stories” about her personal life to the media.Vardy, who is married to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, denied the allegation and sued Rooney for libel.However, the High Court in London has now ruled that Rooney’s post was “substantially true” and that it is likely Vardy’s agent, Caroline...

Gary Lineker stays top of BBC star pay list

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has topped a list of the BBC's best-paid stars for a fifth year in a row, taking £1.35m in the last financial year. That's slightly down on the £1.36m he earned in the previous year, which came after he took a pay cut from £1.75m.

Gary Lineker becomes only on-air BBC talent to earn more than £1 million

Gary Lineker is the BBC’s top earning on-air talent for the fifth consecutive year and the only name to earn over £1 million annually, new figures show.The 61-year-old pundit and former footballer was paid between £1,350,000 and £1,354,999 in 2021/2022 for work including Match Of The Day and Sports Personality Of The Year – a reduction of £10,000 on the previous year.Lineker first topped the list for 2017/18 with a pay bracket of £1,750,000 to £1,759,999, and in 2020 it was announced he had taken a voluntary pay cut.Zoe Ball remains the broadcaster’s second highest paid talent, with a salary...

Why Gary Lineker was right to speak out about receiving racist abuse

Most people who look at Match of the Day host Gary Lineker would have no difficulty recognising that the man is white – and so it’s little surprise that he was mocked after revealing in a podcast interview that he suffered “racist abuse” due to his “darkish skin” throughout childhood and at moments in his professional footballing career.

Gary Lineker claims he suffered ‘racist abuse’ during career due to his ‘darkish skin’

Gary Lineker has claimed he suffered “racist abuse” from fellow footballers due to his “darkish skin”.The former England and Tottenham striker, now presenter of Match of the Day presenter, first heard the insults when he was a “tiny, geeky kid”.But the 61-year-old maintains it continued well into his professional career, from known figures in the sport, who he refused to name.Lineker also detailed tough moments in his apprenticeship days with Leicester, due to not reaching puberty until he was 17 years of age, which made for “embarrassing at times” in the dressing room.Lineker also maintains he is “as English as...

Gary Lineker says he suffered racist abuse during football career because of ‘darkish skin’

Gary Lineker has revealed he suffered “racist abuse” both as a child and during his football career, because of his “darkish skin”.The England legend opened up on the abuse during an interview with The High Performance Podcast.“I was a tiny geeky kid with darkish skin and [got] pretty much racist abuse even though I’m as English as they come,” Lineker said.“Even in professional football I had that a couple of times, [but] I wouldn’t ever name any names.”Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Liverpool’s Sadio Mane plays community match in hometownRyan Giggs announces he is stepping down as Wales managerNayef Aguerd ‘very happy’ to join West Ham after completing £30m transfer from Rennes