Gary Lineker Calls Self ‘Sh*t’ On Twitter

Gary Lineker is a retired footballer turned broadcaster who is well respected in his home country of England. Lineker’s 2.21 million Twitter followers were treated to his special brand of self-deprecating humor during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Man City yesterday.

Lionel Messi scored the opening goal for Barcelona in his typical brilliance. Messi helped his side advance to the Champs League quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate (think of it like winning a playoff game).

Gary Lineker, a former Barcelona striker himself, compared his game to Messi’s on Twitter, sparking a fun night of exchanges between fans.

Followers were nearly unanimous. Next to Messi, every football player is sh*t.

While he was no Lionel Messi, Lineker did achieve something remarkable in his career. Over 16 years Lineker managed to avoid drawing a red or yellow card during play. He was either good at hiding it or very gentlemanly.

FIFA sided with the later, awarding Lineker with 1990 FIFA Fair Play Award.

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Pete Myers

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