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Caroline O'Doherty


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A wildfire consumes a home in Orange County, California in December 2020. Photo: Noah Berger/AP

A wildfire consumes a home in Orange County, California in December 2020. Photo: Noah Berger/AP

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker

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A wildfire consumes a home in Orange County, California in December 2020. Photo: Noah Berger/AP

Gary Lineker should have known better. Once a hero on the pitch, still a star on the telly, he’s now a pontificating doomsayer, a hypocrite, a high-horse-riding, ivory-tower-dwelling killjoy.

The Match of the Day presenter’s CV was extended when he got vocal on climate change on the hottest, and by decree happiest, day in the calendar. It didn’t go down well with large and loud elements of the British public.


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