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Gary Lineker is a celebrated footballer, telly host and crisp salesman. But it turns out that on the internet, what he's really remembered for is taking a big poo on the pitch during the 1990 Italia World Cup. But now the face of Walker's Crisps has had enough of internet trolls and has issued a broadside against the social …

  1. Oli 1

    that last tweet deserves something... im not sure what, but possibly a lot of it!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I was thinking the same

      I guess mrs Lineker is hoping it does get better than a huge semi.

  2. sorry, what?

    So why isn't his nickname...


    1. ukgnome

      Re: So why isn't his nickname...

      it possibly is, as his middle name just happens to be Winston.

      Not funny, but truth seldom is

  3. Anonymous IV

    Surprised you missed...

    ... calling the whole story "poo-erile". Must be a slow Friday at El Reg Towers?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I do vaguely remember hearing about his on-ptich accident. To be honest though, it's not something I'd want to bang on about : there are probably few among us who have not shat themselves in front of 35,000 people and a global TV audience.

  5. Paul Dx

    That explains why England have been sh*t recently

    Well, I hope so, Blackadder. You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major, who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cos it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment. Morale totally destroyed... by pooh-pooh!

  6. ukgnome

    Jeez internet, just let it go.

    I mean, who hasn't done that......

  7. MJI Silver badge

    The statue picture

    Now that is funny, but the first twat, that was not.

    At least he tried to laugh it off at the start

  8. astrax


    To be fair, what Lineker wiped on that pitch would probably play better than the majority of the England squad in 2014. Oh, and Rooney should do the exact same thing as Lineker in that situation, plus a five minute headstand. That should help with the male pattern baldness.

  9. Mostly Human

    Loose-boweled presenter

    That tickled me for some reason; thanks for making me larf Jasper.

  10. Christopher Lane

    Just imagine... the team bath afterwards..."OK, who put the fake turd in the ba....ohhhh...."

  11. Anonymous Coward

    Simple answer...

    ...don't like whats on Twitter / Social media?

    Don't be such a needy attention whore, "close" the account and leave.


    This goes for everyone, not just 'slebs.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Simple answer...

      ...don't like Gary's answer reported on The Register?

      Don't be such a needy attention whore, "close" the account and leave.


  12. i like crisps


    Instead of POO, Gary can now shit out £20 notes into his Off Shore Tax Haven....HATE HIM....

  13. Fink-Nottle

    I remember that game ...

    ... the only time Gary managed to dribble past an entire defence. Impressive.

  14. Roby

    The Streisand effect

    The first time I heard about Lineker pooing himself was in an article about how he wants people to stop talking about it.

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