Gary Lineker Apologizes And Clarifies After Jack Charlton’s Mistake Of The Day

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Gary Lineker apologized and clarified his comments after making a mistake by paying homage to English football icon Jack Charlton, who died on Saturday at the age of 85.The 1966 World Cup winner and former coach of the Republic of Ireland was diagnosed with lymphoma last year and also suffered from dementia.

Tributes were paid to the former central defender of Leeds United, who then led Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United as well as the Republic of Ireland.

Premier League teams observed a minute of silence before Saturday’s matches, while the match of the day opened with a special package recalling the legend of the Three Lions.



Lineker wrongly said that Charlton was running Sheffield United

However, Lineker made a mistake when introducing the show, saying that Charlton ran Sheffield United, rather than the Blades’ neighbors.

“After playing, manager Jack, with Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Newcastle. And then the leap of faith. The manager of Ireland, who has taken the Republic to places where he had never been, “said Lineker.

Lineker then apologized for the error and offered clarification later in the broadcast.

After the highlights of West Ham United’s 4-0 victory over Norwich City, Lineker added: “We will be back in the game shortly.

“But first, I would like to apologize for our opening tribute to Jack Charlton, where I listed the clubs he led as obviously Newcastle and I said Sheffield United instead of Sheffield on Wednesday, which was obviously the case. ”

“So, sincere apologies for that. ”

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At the helm of Sheffield on Wednesday, Charlton won promotion to the Third Division in 1980 – but his managerial career is best known for his exploits as patron of the Republic of Ireland.

Charlton took the helm of the Republic in 1986 and led the country to its first World Cup four years later.

He also drove them to Euro 1988 and the World Cup in 1994 before retiring in 1996.

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