Gary Lineker Has Pissed Off A Load Of People, Again
When he's not presenting Match of the Day, Gary Lineker likes to wind up right-wingers on Twitter.
He's come in for a lot of flak from a number of newspapers, as well as felt the wrath of angry people with egg avatars who like to call him a 'luvvie'.
Well, he just can't help himself, can he? He appeared on Have I Got News For You on Friday and has managed to piss Brexiters off.
@GaryLineker Have I got news for you. Show more respect for elders that have much more sense than you, your stupid remarks are offensive
- Spencer Salmons (@spen1943) December 18, 2016
Just seen clip of @GaryLineker on 'Have I got news for you' ... absolute disgraceful ! Gutter scum doesn't come close to measure him #BBC
- Dan (@PoolieDan86) December 17, 2016
@GaryLineker u are such a Pratt. U should so respect to the ederly not ridicule them. U should be sacked and sacked now! #brexit.
- AJ Twinam (@AJ_Twina) December 18, 2016
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So, what did he say?
Britain's ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has announced that a Brexit deal could take 10 years. That's not fair. Most of the people who voted for it will be dead by then.
I don't think that's particularly shocking. Have these people never heard of Frankie Boyle?
Now, we can break this joke down, which I know you should never do, with data from the Lord Ashcroft polls. It shows that in the over 65s (that's the highest age bracket in the poll) 60 percent voted to leave; this was higher than in any other age range. By comparison, just 27 percent of 18-24-year-olds voted to leave.
Now, obviously this doesn't take into account how many voters from each group voted, although the over 65s had a whopping 90 percent voter turnout, compared to 64 percent of 18-24-year-olds. Add to this the fact that the average life expectancy in the UK is 81.5, I think it's fair to say he wasn't wildly inaccurate.
Also, it's a fucking joke. And, of course, there's a very good chance he didn't even write it.
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