Ah, the perils of mouthing off online. In December, Gary Lineker tweeted that if Leicester City won the Premier League, he would present the first episode of Match of the Day in his underpants. The rest, as they say, is history.
YES! If Leicester win the @premierleague I'll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies.— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) December 14, 2015
With the first weekend of the 2016/17 Premier League season fast approaching, we have only one question: will he go through with it? Will Gary Lineker present Match of the Day in his underpants?
The BBC’s Match of the Day Twitter feed is adding fuel to the fire, tweeting this cheeky shot ahead of the first broadcast this Saturday.
Alan Shearer and Ian Wright better keep their punditry brief – looks like someone else is going to be the star attraction this weekend.
Meanwhile, Lineker himself has been watching the men’s diving, possibly squirming at the shots of fit young men in their trunks.
Getting ideas for pants perhaps? https://t.co/FwvyUbcjKM— Manish Bhasin (@_manishbhasin) August 10, 2016
Even his ex-wife Danielle Bux is getting in on the joke.