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Lineker: Pushy parents 'need to shut up'

Gary Lineker has said that the behaviour of pushy parents is "utterly depressing."

Writing in the New Statesman the former striker, who was never booked during his career, said that he has even taken some parents aside to advise them to calm down.

Gary Lineker has said that the behaviour of pushy parents is "utterly depressing." Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Lineker wrote: "The competitive nature of most mums and dads is astounding. The fear they instil in our promising but sensitive Johnny is utterly depressing.

"We need a parental cultural revolution. If we could just get them to shut the f*** up and let their children enjoy themselves, you would be staggered at the difference it would make."

Lineker: Hodgson 'neither a racist nor a comedian'

Former England striker Gary Lineker has tweeted that the national team's manager, Roy Hodgson, is "neither a racist nor a comedian" after criticism of a joke he made at half-time during a World Cup qualifier against Poland.


Football pundits' mixed reactions to Di Canio's exit

Football pundits had mixed reactions on Twitter to head coach Paolo Di Canio's exit from Sunderland AFC:

Lineker: Becks 'a wonderful player and global superstar'

Former team-mate Phil Neville and ex-England striker Gary Lineker have paid tribute to David Beckham who has announced his retirement:


Lineker pays tribute to Beckham as 'great ambassador'

Former England striker Gary Lineker has paid tribute to David Beckham after he ended his career in the United States by helping LA Galaxy retain the MLS Cup.

Lineker accepts Twitter 'troll' apology

Gary Lineker said he has accepted the apology of a Twitter user who taunted his son over his childhood leukaemia.

George Lineker was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 1992.

The BBC Sport presenter said he did not plan to take any further action over the incident.

Earlier this week a 17-year-old boy was arrested and later issued with a harassment warning after offensive comments were sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.

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