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Gary Lineker deletes offensive tweet after furious backlash

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has ended up deleting an offensive tweet about the Irish Potato Famine. The former England striker initially posted a picture of several brands of crisps in his changing room, joking about how annoyed he was that none of them were Walkers – a brand he has represented for many years.
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Gary Lineker believes England finally have squad to ‘compete’ for Euro 2020

Gary Lineker believes England finally have the squad to “compete” for Euro 2020 after failing to reach the semi-finals for 25 years. Gareth Southgate’s team begin their campaign against Croatia on Sunday before meeting old rivals Scotland and finishing off Group D against Czech Republic. Lineker, England’s third highest goalscorer, believes there is enough firepower in the squad to make the group stage a “comfortable” experience. “Expectation is enjoyable, I know sometimes it is the hope that kills you but for the first time in a long time, England have a squad that can compete,” Lineker told Goal. “I know...
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Gary Lineker on football kits throughout the decades, movie star style icons and his worst fashion disaster

Gary Lineker swaps football for fashion with his latest project, which is all about eyewear. “Cary Grant was the first person to show me how cool you can look in glasses,” says the Match Of The Day host and former England footballer, who is unveiling a range of specs with Vision Express “In those tortoiseshell frames, if anyone else can remember? I think I’m showing my age a bit here…”
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Gary Lineker praised for ‘triggering gammons’ after he criticised those against taking the knee for BLM

Gary Lineker has been praised after he unleashed a wave of right-wing tears for criticising those against taking the knee. Posting on Twitter, the broadcaster and former footballer said people who “boo” England football players for taking the knee before matches to express support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement were “part of the reason” people take the knee, and the usual suspects threw their toys out of the pram.
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Harry Kane transfer: Gary Lineker predicts Tottenham striker will join Man City or United

Former England star and pundit Gary Lineker thinks either one of the Manchester clubs or Paris Saint-Germain will land Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.The England captain has expressed a desire to move on from Spurs in the summer transfer window and the news has attracted a multitude of clubs.And with Kane’s stats it is clear to see why.The striker won the Premier League’s Golden Boot and Playmaker awards after scoring 22 goals and making 14 assists in the 2020/21 campaign.While Champions League holders Chelsea are among those pursuing Kane, Lineker doesn’t believe they are in the running.He told “I think...
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Euro 2020: BBC confirms TV pundit line-up as Cesc Fabregas joins Gary Lineker and Shelley Kerr

The BBC has announced its team of pundits for this summer’s rescheduled Euro 2020, with Cesc Fabregas a notable inclusion.The Monaco midfielder, who previously played for Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona, won Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with Spain.Also part of the BBC’s punditry team will be former England striker Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott – the ex-England Women and Arsenal defender who was recently announced as the new host of Football Focus.Lineker will not be the only former England men’s international involved, with Rio Ferdinand, Micah Richards, Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas all named...
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Gary Lineker expresses gratitude for ‘wonderful experience’ after presenting his last Champions League final

Gary Lineker took the time on his final Champions League final broadcast to thank those who had worked with him over the past six years.Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in Porto to end their campaign on the most positive note of all, in what had already been confirmed as Lineker’s final match with the organisation.The former England striker had announced he wanted to spend next season following his club Leicester City around on their European adventure, after they secured a Europa League spot thanks to an FA Cup win and ultimately a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.At the end...
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Gary Lineker to quit BT Sport and follow Leicester in Europe as a fan

Gary Lineker is to leave his position as host of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage and follow Leicester in Europe as a fan next season. The former England captain and Leicester, Tottenham and Barclona striker and BBC’s Match of the Day host has presented the channel’s coverage for six years but is quitting despite being offered a new deal to stay on. His final match will be Saturday’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.
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Gary Lineker to leave BT Sport presenter role after Champions League final

Gary Lineker has announced that he will leave his role as a presenter for BT Sport following the Champions League final on Saturday.Lineker, 60, has worked for BT since it acquired the rights to broadcast Champions League football in 2015.The former England, Tottenham and Leicester striker is also a long-time BBC employee, and will be involved in the broadcaster’s coverage of Euro 2020 this summer.“Porto’s mouth-watering all-English final [between Chelsea and Manchester City] this weekend will be my final Champions League show for BT,” Lineker, who also represented Barcelona and Everton during his playing career, wrote on Twitter on Friday.“I’ve...