Reform UK Leader Criticises Match of the Day Presenter’s Stance
Gary Lineker, renowned Match of the Day presenter, is contributing to the mental health crisis with his climate change views, according to Richard Tice, leader of Reform UK. This allegation follows Lineker’s receipt of a ‘sport and human rights’ award from Amnesty International, recognising him as a “staunch advocate for the rights of refugees and migrants”.
Speaking on GB News, Tice contends that Lineker is irresponsibly stoking fear among young people about a purported climate crisis, which he deems “absurd”. He likens Lineker’s approach to Boris Johnson’s lockdown strategies, which he asserts caused unnecessary panic.
Lineker, temporarily removed from the airwaves by the BBC due to a tweet comparing government asylum rhetoric to 1930s Germany, stands by his remarks. He believes in advocating for individuals in ‘dreadful circumstances’, including those affected by climate change.
- Richard Tice accuses Gary Lineker of exacerbating the mental health crisis through his climate change rhetoric.
- Lineker staunchly supports those in ‘dreadful circumstances’, including victims of climate change.
- Amnesty International awards Lineker ‘sport and human rights’ accolade for his advocacy of refugee and migrant rights.