Following England’s spectacular victory, Lineker’s tweet landed him in hot water because many people were offended by the joke he made.
Lineker wrote on Twitter. Lineker wrote on Twitter. “The @Lionesses have only gone and done it, and Kelly is England’s heroine, bra none,” Lineker wrote on Twitter.
Many people, including fans and journalists, have responded to Lineker to express their displeasure with his ill-timed tweet.
“Ew,” said journalist Flo Lloyd-Hughes in response to the Match of the Day host. From a man with so much power and influence who has never used it to promote women’s football. Yikes! “
“Seriously Gary, the biggest moment in women’s football and you choose to make a joke about her sports bra? Give your head a wobble,” one fan wrote.
“Seriously, Gary?” said another. A thrilling victory, a game-changer for women’s sports, and a rallying cry for young girls who have been told they can’t. And you reduce all of this glory to a joke about women’s clothing or underwear.
“Casual sexism is rife here and the @Lionesses deserve better!”
Lineker’s tweet has since been deleted.
The Lionesses ended England’s 56-year wait for a major title with a stunning extra-time victory over Germany to lift the trophy at the end of their inspirational Euro 2022 journey.
Sarina Wiegman’s team took the lead in the second half thanks to a beautifully executed chip by substitute Ella Toone, but the Germans equalized in the 79th minute when Lina Magull finished off a fine move at the near post. After 90 minutes, the score was 1-1, but England would not be denied.
In the 110th minute, Chloe Kelly scored her first senior international goal after a chaotic goalmouth scramble. England’s wild celebrations began just 10 minutes before they were about to win their first major trophy.
The Lionesses held on and sent the country into a frenzy as the nation celebrated Weigman’s team’s monumental achievement.
On Monday afternoon, the squad will celebrate their victory with a crowd at London’s Trafalgar Square. Thousands of fans are expected to turn up.