Gary Lineker Apologizes, Blames ‘Old Age’ After Shopping Without Face Mask


Gary Lineker blamed “old age” as he apologized for shopping without a mask. The 59-year-old English legend was spotted walking the aisles of Marks and Spencer without covering his nose or mouth.

It comes after the Match of the Day host previously urged others to follow protocols on Twitter, reports the Daily Star.

The former Tottenham striker tweeted in April: ‘How can there be a debate about whether to wear a mask?

“Even if it’s only a 1% chance of making you safer. Even if it’s only a 1% chance of preventing yourself from giving it to someone else. Even if it only saves one life, it must be beneficial.

Lineker apologized for the incident

He then added in July: “I don’t understand why anyone would object to wearing a mask.

“A painless gesture to make sure you don’t spread the virus to others, and ideal for hiding bad breath. ”

And less than two weeks later, he posted: “Why would anyone object to wearing a mask in a store? It’s not really an ordeal. What a land of snowflakes we have become. “

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He also tweeted: “Wearing masks, of all things, is the most obvious thing we can do to help reduce the spread of the virus and the smallest of all sacrifices.

” No problem. ”

Lineker even posted a photo on his Instagram page outside the same Marks and Spencer branch in Barnes, southwest London, captioned: “I’m taking no chances.”

Another buyer who saw Lineker sail without covering his face on Sunday said: “It’s just hypocrisy on another level.

“He even tweeted a photo of himself wearing a mask recently outside that same M&S store and told people to wear masks in supermarkets.

“If it was someone else, I wouldn’t mind too much. But it’s frustrating for someone who tries to live up to morality as much as he does.

Lineker tweeted on Monday: “In my old age I went to a store and forgot to put on my mask. I wondered why people gave me daggers. I realized after a few minutes and hastily put it on.

“I felt awful and embarrassed. My apologies to those present.


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