Gary Lineker has somehow confused his prime time football presenter’s gig and being the face of a leading junk food manufacturer with having Dali Llama-like properties that the world desperately needs.
I recently put this too him in a more robust, more succinct manner on Twitter and had my account suspended for a week, and warned very directly that any further home truths aimed at His Royal Smugness would result in permanent ban.
Lineker slithers in that godawful ‘Housewives Choice’ zone; armed with a bullet proof veneer of respectability not to mention teeth, a 365 days a year tan and what producers call an easy manner you could see him discreetly swapping showbiz anecdotes with Alan Titchmarsh at a corporate.
When Gary isn’t eating crisps with his mouth open, he can be found pontificating about refugees on social media. And now, advertising mid-price shirts! Lineker is (at time of publishing) the face of T.M. Lewin.
The brand were clearly delighted to have secured the services of the greasy fingered celeb.
“To Celebrate T.M. Lewin’s Partnership with Gary Lineker, All Shirts £19.95 + Free Delivery. T.M.Lewin were founded in London’s famous Jermyn Street in 1898 and we’ve been making top quality businesswear ever since.”
What could possibly go wrong? Here are a smattering of the comments that the beleaguered shirt company decided not to delete.