‘Prince of Woke’ Gary Lineker savaged by GB News host over tweet ‘Brought it on himself’

Gary Lineker, 61, found himself backtracking on a tweet he had posted in celebration of the Lionesses’ Euro victory for which he was labelled “sexist”. It came as Mr. Lineker referenced Chloe Kelly stripping her top off in excitement after scoring the winning goal for England. GB News presenter Mark Dolan wasted no time in taking the opportunity to mock the former footballer, claiming people reacted negatively because they normally see him as “the Prince of Woke”.

Mr. Dolan ridiculed Lineker’s reputation in a lengthy rant on Friday’s GB News.

He stated: “There’s an item that we do on the show called, ‘We Feel Your Pain,’ in which I reach out to a celebrity who’s going through a tough time.

“Tonight, the nicest, kindest, most empathetic and politically correct man in the world, probably a man with more goodness in his heart than the Pope himself, Saint Gary Lineker.

“Gary, almost certainly the nicest man on the planet – potentially a better human being than the Dalai Lama.

“Well, the Dalai Lineker has got himself into a bit of hot water when celebrating the England women’s football team’s victory in the Euros.

“He made a joke on Twitter – it read as follows: ‘The lionesses have only gone and done it and Kelly is England’s heroine, bra none.’ Oh dear, he made a t** of himself there. All the woke people on Twitter with blue hearts just like Gary, all the people who say, ‘Be kind,’ but are amazingly toxic, all the people with rainbows and the EU flags in their bio turned on their own Prince of Woke.

“Devastating for Saint Gary, the nicest man in the world – probably more morally upstanding than Mother Teresa.”

Dolan continued: “Well, Gary was forced to defend this tweet and then ultimately deleted it.

“As the brilliant comedian Abi Roberts always says, ‘The woke crocodile will eventually devour its own.’

“Now, I’m all for free speech and I defend Gary’s right to do his little gag.

“It was absurd that he received any flack for it, but he’s only brought this upon himself with his endless moral posturing.

“And this is a guy that’s apparently so woke and so lovely, in just a couple of months’ time he’ll be presenting World Cup shows in a country where homosexuality is illegal.

“And he’ll be presenting those programmes in stadium built by slaves, many of whom fell to their death in blazing 45-degree heat during their construction.

“He’s apparently so woke and so lovely, he’s at war with HMRC over his tax bill. What do you mean he’s so lovely he wants to pay more? No, no – he’s trying to pay less.”

Gary has since addressed the tweet, explaining: “I knew it was nonsense.

“Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I do relentless amounts of puns, I’ve got dad joke tourettes, it’s that kind of thing.

“I do it on Match of the Day and I’ve done it for years and I actually ran it by a couple of women friends of mine who are actually real feminists and I said ‘is this OK?’ and they went ‘it’s absolutely fine’.”

Talking to ITV News, he added: “I think what happened is that some people didn’t see the game and didn’t understand the context of the nuance so therefore they just assumed it was some kind of sexist reference when clearly it wasn’t.

“I eventually took it down, not because I was bothered about it because I actually thought it was fine, and practically everyone did, but for those who didn’t see the game I don’t want them to read it the wrong way, so I did take it down for that reason.”

Mark Dolan Tonight airs weekdays from 9pm on GB News.

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    She never fails to impress with her stylish looks.

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    The 41-year-old singer was found dead in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota , US yesterday. His cause of death is currently unknown.

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  • 1 минута назад 18.08.2022Showbiz
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  • 1 минута назад 18.08.2022Showbiz
    ‘Peru with my brother’: Ed Sheeran shares throwback snap alongside his late friend Jamal Edwards

    Ed Sheeran has shared a throwback snap alongside his late friend Jamal Edwards who died in February aged 31.

    The singer, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday and posted a photo of the pair where they appeared to be at a bar enjoying a drink.

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  • 1 минута назад 18.08.2022Showbiz
    Amber Davies flashes her taut abs after making her debut in Back To The Future – The Musical

    Amber Davies showcased her taut abs in a flesh-flashing ensemble after she made her debut in Back To The Future The Musical on Wednesday.

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  • 1 минута назад 18.08.2022Showbiz
    Bella Hadid admits she wasn’t allowed to grow up in ‘Muslim culture’

    Bella Hadid has detailed how she felt she was denied the opportunity to grow up in a ‘Muslim culture’ with her Palestinian father after her family was ‘extracted’ to California.

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    Bella also revealed that as the only Arab girl in her class at school, she was subject to racist bullying which left her feeling ‘really sad and lonely.’

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    Speaking to GQ Magazine, the model explained that while she is half-Palestinian she yearned for a chance to explore that side of her history, as she and her family relocated to Santa Barbara following her parents’ divorce.

    ‘And I got extracted when we moved to California,’ Bella said.

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    She added that her friendship with the show’s star Ramy Youssef helped her to feel more comfortable exploring her faith.

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    ‘I always ask myself, how did a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body-image issues, eating issues, who hates to be touched, who has intense social anxiety—what was I doing getting into this business? But over the years I became a good actress.

    ‘I put on a very smiley face, or a very strong face. I always felt like I had something to prove. People can say anything about how I look, about how I talk, about how I act. But in seven years I never missed a job, canceled a job, was late to a job. No one can ever say that I don’t work my a*s off.’

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    The Hadid sisters have long had their diets scrutinised in public, with old episodes of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills showing the pair willing to do what it takes to become models.

  • 1 минута назад 18.08.2022Showbiz
    Martha Kalifatidis makes rare appearance online following mysterious illness

    Martha Kalifatidis has made a rare appearance after months of staying offline due to a mystery illness.

    The former reality star managed a slight smile as she rested her head on Michael’s back at her parent’s Melbourne home.

    ‘Slowly getting better,’ Michael captioned the post shared to his Instagram, before adding a red love heart.

    Michael then revealed he has been suffering from his own health issues.

    ‘I’ve been having abdominal pain for the past few months now so finally went to get an X-Ray,’ he said. He also underwent a CT scan.

    Michael didn’t reveal his results, but finished by saying he had given himself the all clear after the appointments.

    Michael and Martha recently returned to Australia after Martha’s illness forced the couple to cut their trip short.

    Last month, Michael revealed his partner had been suffering from a viral infection and Martha broke her silence shortly after.

    ‘Hi, everyone. I know I’ve been quiet on here. I’ve been bedridden for a few weeks, but I’m finally home and getting the care I need,’ Martha wrote on Instagram at the time.

    She continued: ‘I’ll be back soon. Thanks for all the messages. Sorry I haven’t got back to anyone. I really do appreciate the support though.’

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    ‘I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has reached out and messaged us asking about Martha,’ he wrote.

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    While they were overseas, the pair visited Italy, the UK, and Turkey.

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