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Oh Gary

This is one of the strangest comments I’ve ever heard him say

He told the High Performance Podcast: “Without being good at sport, life would have been very different for me because I was, I think I would have been bullied at school, I was kind of marginally that way anyway because I was this tiny, geeky kid, with darkish skin and I had pretty much racist abuse although I’m not, I’m as English as they come. All the time, all the time.

"Even in professional football I had that a couple of times, I wouldn’t ever name any names"

Lineker says he was able to overcome it with his "mental strength", which was more valuable to him than his favoured right foot.

He added: "My greatest strength was not my right foot, it was my mental strength.

"I always had that. It never really got to me."

So Lineker believes he was racially abused because he had a tan and he could t understand it because he was English?!

Last time I checked Sancho, Rashford etc are “English"

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by goadocwatson (U1016)
posted 36 minutes ago
I used to shop at the Lineker family fruit and veg stall in Leicester market around 1980. He and his family are English. Stop all this racism cr*p.
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posted 2 weeks ago

comment by TBag (U11806)
posted 24 minutes ago
People probably were a lot more racist back then, plus kids try and find anything they can to give you some grief so I'm not really sure why people are kicking off at him for telling a story that sounds perfectly believable.
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Exactly my take. Certainly a couple of lads in my year that had dark skin had the same. I'd expect you'd find the same is most schools at that time and likely still now.

posted 2 weeks ago

Their trying too ban us from being white the worlds gone mad it is time too take back the control we once had

comment by TBag (U11806)

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Brian Easton (U1734)
posted 5 minutes ago
Their trying too ban us from being white the worlds gone mad it is time too take back the control we once had
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Hoping this is satire

posted 2 weeks ago

When has Barry ever used satire?

comment by TBag (U11806)

posted 2 weeks ago

Didn't realise it was Barry

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by TBag (U11806)
posted 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
People probably were a lot more racist back then, plus kids try and find anything they can to give you some grief so I'm not really sure why people are kicking off at him for telling a story that sounds perfectly believable.
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You’ve only got to watch only fools and horses to get a sense of what was “ok” to say back then

comment by Beeb (U1841)

posted 2 weeks ago

Barry’s been Barried.

Guffaw.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Beeb (U1841)
posted 53 minutes ago
Barry’s been Barried.

Guffaw.
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Whose barry

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Brian Easton (U1734)
posted 9 hours, 41 minutes ago
comment by Beeb (U1841)
posted 53 minutes ago
Barry’s been Barried.

Guffaw.
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Whose barry
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Awful grammar

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