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Footballers' tributes to 'brilliant and gifted' Coleman

Lineker's Twitter appeal after mum's car was stolen

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has tweeted an appeal for help in finding his mother's car, which was stolen as she underwent dialysis treatment in Stoneygate in Leicestershire.

He says she is "heartbroken" as there were many personal possessions inside.

His first tweet attracted over 5,000 retweets in 20 minutes:

BT Sport 'mean business' with Champions League deal

Former footballer and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker believes BT Sport "means business" after the company announced a £897 million deal to broadcast live coverage of Champions League and Europa League games.

Stars come out for Battersea Dogs Home

Event hosts Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Stars and celebrities have been arriving on a red carpet with a difference at the Battersea Collars and Coats Gala Ball.

The guests at the charity event were greeted by some of the dogs from the animal shelter who will be benefiting from the money raised.

Gary and Danielle Lineker. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire


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:

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