Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker

Once kicked a ball about. Now talk about kicking a ball about. Still flogging spuds. BBC Sport, BT Sport, Walkers, @goalhangerfilms ...Instagram garylineker

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Congratulations to @Argentina  on winning Copa America. A major tournament success for Messi after so many near misses and such a long wait. He’s been preposterously good in this tournament and another Balón d’Or is a given. The undisputed 🐐 world football.

We’re live on @BBCOne  at 6.20 with uninterrupted coverage of @England  v @azzurri  and it’s gonna be large…and it could go long. Be delighted if you’d join us. 👍🏻

This is not the end for this young. @england  side, it’s just the beginning. Congratulations to @azzurri . You deserved it.

I think going forward @England  have to find a way of being more attack minded. Braver in possession and throwing more people forward. We have the forward talent to scare teams, at present we seem scared ourselves to release that talent.

Booing and racially abusing the fine young men that play for our country and have given us so much pleasure and joy over the last month is not being an @England  fan. That goes for the pathetic fighting at the ground too. It’s a minority but it’s a loud one and it’s embarrassing.

The reaction by the @England  players following the racist abuse has been measured, intelligent and dignified. These young men are a fine example to all of us. Proud of each and every one of them.

Joke or not, this is wide of the goal. The vast majority of football fans deplore the racism of the tiny, very tiny, minority.


If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket for the final, please, please don’t boo the Italian anthem. A/ It’s an absolute belter and worth listening to. B/ It’s bloody rude, disrespectful and utterly classless.

If you boo @England  players for taking the knee, you’re part of the reason why players are taking the knee.

Football is nothing without its fans. We’ve seen that clearly over the last 12 months. If fans stand as one against this anti-football pyramid scheme, it can be stopped in its tracks.

News that @Ibra_official  has tested positive with Coronavirus. Thoughts are with the virus at this difficult time.

Lukaku being pulled back and refusing to fall down and then not getting a freekick is exactly why players dive. Referees need to reward honesty if it’s to change.

To beat Messi’s 644 goal record, someone will have to score an average of 43 goals a season for 15 years....for one club. ?

It’s utterly disgraceful that a statue to a slaver survived as long as it did.

If Messi is to leave @FCBarcelona  by activating a release clause, then I hope the club try to help, not hinder him. He’s been fiercely loyal and their greatest ever player. It would be terribly sad if it finished with a fight between the player and the club.

Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego