Gary Lineker was blasted on Twitter recently, after he posted a pretty dodgy football pun in reply to a statement about the Brussels terrorist attacks.
Journalist Henry Winter recently quoted Roy Hodgson telling the media that people were working hard to ensure England’s safety:
Hodgson on security fears: ‘We have people around us who work very hard to make sure we are secure’.
In reply, Lineker tweeted:
I think we all worry about our defence.
The former England striker was obviously making a pun referring to a football team’s defence. Needless to say, Twitter users did not see the funny side:
— Joe Ferreira (@JoeFerreiraUK) March 25, 2016
— Simon Rookledge (@SimonRookledge) March 25, 2016
Too soon dude. He has since taken down the tweet and made an apology:
Apologies for my tweet about England's defence. It was not intended to be disrespectful or in the context it's been taken. Sorry my mistake.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 26, 2016
Guessing he won’t be making any more football related jokes on Twitter any time soon. Save it for Match of the Day Gary, or at least not in reference to a horrific attack where dozens of people were killed. Silly man.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened either — back in 2012 he had to apologise after saying that Muslim football players ‘eat grass’. Will he ever learn?