Gary Lineker Quits His Mail On Sunday Column

Chris Wright

18th, May 2010


By Chris Wright

Gary Lineker has done the remarkably decent thing and quit his column for The Mail On Sunday , in protest over the paper’s ‘sting’ on Lord Triesman .

The Mail reportedly paid £75,000 to Melissa Jacobs for a recording she made of Triesman in which he suggested that the Russian and Spanish bid teams for the 2018 World Cup may conspire to bribe the officials at the South African World Cup this

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  1. syndex says:

    Lineker is pure class, I wonder what they will cover his leaving they can say nothing that will look less like douches.

  2. Does nobody else think this is a bit of an overreaction? All papers are trying to do is sell more papers.

  3. gary says:

    and all murderers try to do is kill more ppl. Doesn’t make it right. A newspaper’s job is to report the news, not help potentially derail the world cup bid, introduce even more chaos into an england camp prior to an international tournament and setup someone who was a) making a private comment and b) trying to get a woman into bed by embellishing a little. It was an out and out honey trap, with a wicked tempress who set out to make herself a nice little earner

  4. Mathers says:

    Hats off to Gary. Hope more follow him out of the door

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