Gary Lineker defends Twitter views as the Sun gives him red card

Presenter’s views on immigration have landed him in the Sun’s relegation zone but former striker is not hanging up his boots

It may be hard to recall now that he has the country’s biggest-selling newspaper baying for his head over his views on immigration, but the only thing Gary Lineker used to be criticised for was failing to have an opinion.

Famously never booked in his footballing career and gently mocked for his inoffensiveness during his playing heyday, the journey from being lauded by the Sun as England’s goal-scoring hero to “jug-eared leftie luvvie” has been a long and winding one.

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