Gary Lineker, the former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker, was left in tears after a storm erupted on Match of the Day over the weekend.
The incident occurred when Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, two of the show’s regular pundits, walked out in ‘solidarity’ with Lineker after he was criticised by a guest on the show.
The guest, former England manager Sam Allardyce, had accused Lineker of being ‘too soft’ on players and not holding them to account.
Lineker was visibly upset by the comments and was seen wiping away tears as the other pundits left the studio in support of him.
The incident has sparked a huge debate on social media, with many people expressing their support for Lineker and condemning Allardyce’s comments.
Lineker has been a regular on Match of the Day since 1999 and is widely regarded as one of the best football pundits in the world.
He has been praised for his insight and analysis of the game, as well as his ability to bring humour to the show.
Lineker has also been praised for his willingness to speak out on issues such as racism and homophobia in football.
The incident has highlighted the importance of having a diverse range of voices on the show, and the need for those voices to be respected.
It has also highlighted the need for more respect and understanding between pundits and guests on the show.
The incident has been a reminder of the power of football to bring people together, and the importance of having a platform where different opinions can be expressed without fear of retribution.
It has also been a reminder of the importance of having a platform where people can express their emotions without fear of judgement.
Gary Lineker’s tears have been a reminder of the power of football to bring people together, and the importance of having a platform where different opinions can be expressed without fear of retribution.