Gary Lineker recalls biggest "F***, what have you done?" moment in TV presenting
Gary Lineker has relived what he calls his biggest "F***, what have you done?" moment in TV presenting.
As a player Lineker was a hero to England fans. He won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup and is third on the list of the Three Lions' all-time highest scorers with 48 goals in 80 appearances.
The former Tottenham , Everton , Barcelona and Leicester striker is now known to millions as the face of Match of the Day.
But his most awkward moment came while presenting on Qatari network Al Jazeera – when one of his characteristic quips about a player's goal celebration backfired badly.
"The worst thing that ever happened, a real 'f***, what have you done?' moment, was presenting for Al Jazeera," said Lineker in an interview with the Mail .
"I'd been doing the Champions League for them in London. We'd show a group game and then a round-up of the rest of the matches.
"Some would have commentary, others would just arrive and all I would know is the name of the goal-scorer. Haven't seen the footage, but I've got to voice it live. It's tricky.
"We cut to this game, two teams you wouldn't recognise, this fella scores and the picture you see, his face is pressed into the ground.
"So I've said, 'And to celebrate – he's eating grass!'
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