Gary Lineker reveals he has muted the word 'sh*t' on Twitter

Gary Lineker reveals he was forced to mute the word ‘s***’ on Twitter after being overwhelmed by tweets mocking after THAT infamous moment he soiled himself on the pitch when playing for England at Italia 90

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  • Lineker has discussed the incident on comedian Joe Lycett’s Turdcast podcast
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Gary Lineker has admitted he was forced to mute the word s*** on Twitter after receiving multitudes of messages referencing him soiled himself on the pitch at the 1990 World Cup.

Lineker suffered the embarrassment in England’s opening game of the tournament with the Republic of Ireland.

The former Three Lions striker had opened the scoring in the first half of the match, with the infamous incident occurring 15 minutes into the second half.

Lineker discussed the incident on comedian Joe Lycett’s Turdcast podcast, which will launch on November 24 and see celebrities reveal a series of toilet based stories.

The former England striker turned TV presenter explained the ‘little accident’ became public knowledge around the time he joined Twitter, now X.

Gary Lineker revealed he was forced to mute ‘s***’ on Twitter over his Italia 90 accident

Lineker soiled himself on the pitch during the World Cup match against the Republic of Ireland

The Match of the Day host discussed the incident on Joe Lycett’s new podcast Turdcast

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Lineker admitted he was eventually forced to mute ‘s***’ after football fans repeatedly responded to his posts with messages mentioning the incident. 

‘My little accident became public knowledge around 20 years after the event, about the same time as I went on Twitter, as it was then known,’ Lineker said.

‘Every single tweet I would put out, underneath would be, whatever I was talking about say “I’m going to see Joe Lycett this afternoon”, it’ll be ‘S*** on Joe Lycett’.

‘It’ll be multitudes of them all saying the same thing, whatever the subject, if I was talking about Manchester City it would be “s*** on Manchester City”.

‘Brilliantly witty of them all.

‘In the end they had this thing where you could mute words, so I muted s***, and I have really not seen any since, it actually works.’

The Match of the Day host previously revealed the incident had occurred after he had been unwell the night before the match.

Lineker explained he had not told anyone about his illness as he had been determined to play the match, but began cramping early in the second half.

The moment happened when Lineker stretched for the ball. He was taken off not long after

‘The ball goes out on their left hands side and I kind of did a lunge at it and as I did that I kind of relaxed,’ the TV presenter told the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.

‘And it’s just gone BOOF and I’ve gone “Oh my God”. And I’m sat there on the ground and it’s all there.

‘And I went “I’ve s*** myself”. I felt like crying. Thank God we had the dark blue shorts on and not the white ones.’ 

Lineker enjoyed an illustrious international career as he netted 48 times in 80 games for England, including scoring four times on England’s run to the semi-finals at Italia 90.

England topped a group that also contained the Netherlands and Egypt before they heartbreakingly crashed out on penalties to West Germany in the semi-final.


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