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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Going to a game purely as a fan, rather than working with monitors to view, made me realise how hopelessly bad the VAR experience in the ground is. Fans are kept in the dark. Football must learn from other sports and communicate with supporters and let them know what’s going on.

Terribly sad news that Jimmy Greaves has died. Quite possibly the greatest striker this country has ever produced. A truly magnificent footballer who was at home both in the box and on the box. A charismatic, knowledgeable, witty and warm man. A giant of the sport. #ripGreavsie 

I’ve not tweeted about Brexit for 2 years, but this is so disingenuous it needs calling out. Football fans and lovers of the game in this country saw off the European Super League, not politicians nor Brexit.

They’re right. Stick to anything but football. 🤣

The passing of @trentaa98  is just utterly sublime. Will play a huge part @Englandn  ’s progress over the next few years. He’s on another level and has to play.

One of the things I love about @22mosalah  and there are many, is that however things are going for him in a game, he always plays with a smile on his face. Such a wonderful player with a personality to match. 😁

That’s what you call a proper hattrick from Bobby Firmino: combined yardage of 12. Love it.

Of the many baffling things to understand during this pandemic, the most incomprehensible is the anti-mask agenda. It’s such a minor inconvenience and the evidence is clear that it reduces your chances of catching Covid and more importantly reduces your chances of passing it on.


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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. ?

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.

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.

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