Stricken Gary Lineker Proves Sharp Wit Once Again After Champions League Twitter Response

Tom Procter

Everybody knows that Gary Lineker loves a good Twitter quip, and the former England striker was on form once again on Wednesday evening.

The 56-year-old was feeling a little bit sorry for himself in the early hours of Wednesday morning, informing his 5.9m followers that he was suffering from a bout of man flu.

Lineker was also on a downer after his former club Leicester City were dumped out of the Champions League by Spanish side Atletico Madrid, added to the news that the country has to choose between Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron in the General Election in June - all that, on top of 'lunatics' running the world.

His gripes were responded to by Sandeep Kadian (@GappistanRadio) who tried to make him feel better with the fact that his old club Barcelona were about to be knocked out of Europe by Juventus.

In typical fashion though, Lineker made his responder look a bit silly, and claimed that he had never played for Juventus after Kadian was obviously referring to the Spanish giants.

There was no sensational comeback on the cards this time for Barca, whom Lineker represented for a few seasons in the late 1980s, after the Italians put in a magnificent defensive performance to secure the tie.


Luis Enrique's men had overcome a 4-0 deficit to knock out PSG in the last 16 in one of the competition's greatest ever games, but it's back to La Liga now for Lionel Messi and co, who trail Real Madrid by three points and a game in hand in the race for the title.​

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