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Gary Lineker Threatens To Remove Kids From Will After They Wear His Match-Worn Jerseys

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Gary Lineker Threatens To Remove Kids From Will After They Wear His Match-Worn Jerseys

One of the understated joys of following England through this World Cup has been following Gary Lineker on Twitter.

Or more accurately, the joy of following his son, George Lineker, as he follows England around Russia wearing his old, match worn tops from his playing career.

George has been wearing a selection of strips from back in the day, including his Dad's World Cup tops from 1986, 1990 and his shirt from the Euros in 1992.

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For the Sweden game this afternoon, George went for the Mexico 86 number, while his brother, Harry went for the Euro 1992 jersey.

They posted the photo on Twitter with the caption World Cup '86 and Euro '92. Cheers Gaz ... only cos it's coming home :punch:" to which their celebrity Dad responded: "If they don't come home, you're both out of the will :punch:."

Lineker seems to have spent the rest of the World Cup - between appearing on the telly and tracking his own old jerseys around the former Soviet Union - bating Piers Morgan, with hilarious consequences.

Of course, Morgan is known as one of the most hated men in England - though one who inexplicably thinks that he is popular - while Lineker is widely regarded as one of the nicest blokes around.

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On the subject of Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo - and the massive tabloid overreaction to it - Lineker tweeted: "Unique to this country to attempt to destroy our players morale before a major tournament. It's weird, unpatriotic and sad".

Morgan replied "So you think it's perfectly OK for an England football star to tattoo a large assault rifle onto his leg just before a World Cup, where it will be seen by billions of people?"

"I find THAT pretty weird & sad, regardless of his explanation."

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Lineker responded with a dig at Morgan, a celebrity Arsenal fan, writing "What next? Ban films with guns? The Arsenal badge? It's his business what kind of art he has tattooed on his body."

Piers wrote "So if an England footballer had a swastika tattoo or a KKK slogan inked on his arm, that would be purely his business too? Assault rifles kill a lot of people & I think Raheem could have made whatever point he's making without doing this."

Lineker had the last laugh, owning Morgan with a simple "Whataboutery nonsense."

Compunding his misery, he added "To compare a picture of a gun with KKK or a swastika is frankly ridiculous."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Gary Lineker, SPORT, Russia 2018, England, World Cup, UK

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