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Gary Lineker's Unfortunate 'Ears Pinned Back' Tweet Backfires

Champions League 2011 Ambassador Gary Lineker speaks on stage before unveiling the new logo design for the final at Wembley Stadium in London, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  Wembley will host this year's Champions League soccer final on Saturday 28 May.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Matt Dunham
BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIApril 23, 2014

The words of Gary Lineker have treated him so well for so long on BBC's Match of the Day

On Wednesday night, it was 140 characters that got him and his ears in hypothetical trouble:

If this finishes 1-0 I'll get my ears pinned back.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 23, 2014

Of course, the match did end 1-0. Thankfully, Lineker took the whole thing in stride...with the help of some of his friends, colleagues and family. 

In the post match interviews can someone ask Gareth Bale for the number of his ear surgeon?

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 23, 2014


@GaryLineker Howard Webb should at least pay for the operation.

— Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) April 23, 2014


And that's why I'm not a betting man. Could be worse...I could be my old man.

— George Lineker (@GeorgeLineker) April 23, 2014


My big mouth has done for my big ears!

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 23, 2014


Here you go Links @GaryLineker have these on me...

— Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) April 23, 2014

Lineker recently sat down with Bleacher Report to discuss his career in media. Read it here

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