'Leftie' Lineker becomes voice of post-Brexit outrage

Having spent his football career at centre-forward, Gary Lineker’s outspoken stance in the aftermath of Britain’s Brexit referendum has seen him proclaimed as the country’s most prominent left-winger. Lineker, renowned as English football’s Mr Nice during his playing days, said he was “ashamed of my generation” after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23. Lineker’s Twitter posts have been attacked by centre-right tabloid The Sun, which has labelled him a “leftie luvvie” and called for him to lose his high-profile BBC presenting job for not being impartial.

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