Match of the Day host went onto provide an explanation for he didn’t assume medicine cheats have been rife in soccer however ex-Olympic athlete and others slammed his claims
GARY LINEKER was once blasted for being ânaiveâ and âblindedâ after claiming that doping is ânot really an issue in footballâ.
The Match of the Day host was once met with a barrage of stick for spouting his opinion on-line.
Former Olympic athlete Kelly Sotherton was once amongst those that identified the mistake of Linekerâs tweet, calling him âblindedâ.
Former England superstar Lineker, 57, posted to his 6.8million fans: âDoping is no longer really an issue in soccer.
âDoping doesnât assist avid gamers play higher. No quantity of gear will can help you cross, dribble, shoot.
âThere would be plenty of whistleblowers if doping were prevalent. It just doesnât add up.â
But heptathlete Sotherton, 41, who neglected out on Olympic medals as a result of medicine cheats, hit again.
She mentioned: âSo footballers donât have to be strong, run fast or be fit and recover?â
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And in any other tweet she added that the previous soccer superstarâs perspectives have been âso blindedâ.
Another Twitter person known as Lineker âlaughableâ.
Quoting Linkerâs now deleted tweet, they wrote: âThis is laughable. Are you saying that a talented player who physically enhances his performance using drugs would see no benefit?â
Another mentioned: âSurprisingly naive statement from Gary Lineker.â
A fellow person posted: âNo sport can say it has anti-doping under control. None. Naivety should be dead and Lineker has a responsibility as he has access to millions of fans. Some believe him.â
Referencing Linekerâs intended hypocrisy for website hosting the Fifa World Cup draw after brazenly criticising the frame, any other wrote: âBetween cosying up to FIFA and now his backward stance towards doping in football, the past few days have really revealed Gary Lineker to be a massive milkshake duck.â
Another blasted: âLineker must have been living in a cave.â
A fellow person mentioned: âLinekerâs âdopingâs not really an issue in footballâ take is extraordinarily bad.â
The television tube favorite later subsidized down from his claims.
He added: âIâve deleted that tweet. I may be naive, itâs not my area of expertise.â