Yet again, another ‘do as I say, not as I do’ moment from lefty Linekar. Over the weekend, Gary Linekar was walking around M&S in London doing some food shopping when he was snapped without wearing a mask after lecturing others to do so.
In my old age, I went into a store and forgot to put my mask on. Was wondering why people were giving me daggers. Realised after a couple of minutes and hastily put it on. Felt awful and embarrassed. Apologies to those present.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 19, 2020
The Express Newspaper recalled many times when Gary Linekar was lecturing other on wearing a mask. In April, Linekar tweeted: “How can there be any debate about whether we should be wearing a mask? “Even if it’s only a one per cent chance of making you safer.
“Even if it is only a one per cent chance of stopping you giving it to someone else.
“Even if it only saves one life, then it has to be beneficial.”
On 2nd July he tweeted: “Can’t understand why anyone would object to wearing a mask. “Painless gesture to ensure you don’t spread the virus to others, and great for hiding bad breath.”
And again on the 14th July he wrote: “Why would anyone object to wearing a mask in a shop? Not exactly a hardship.
“What a country of snowflakes we’ve become.”
Even after lecturing others about Wearing a mask, he went out and did the opposite. The embarrassing part about this fiasco was the moment when his own agent had to spin the apologies on his behalf to try and give Linekar a hall pass to criticism “I have spoken to Gary and he admits that is right, he did not wear a mask when he went into M&S.
“He got about halfway around the shop, and then realised, and he put it on.
“It was an oversight, to which he admits, and he apologises.
“It just goes to show that people need to stay vigilant when doing their shopping.”
I suppose the lesson to this is don’t lecture others while doing the opposite in public.