Former England captain Gary Lineker may have represented his hometown Leicester City in his early footballing days, but that does not necessarily mean he has a lot of faith in the English Premier League club.
Former England football captain Gary Lineker with wife Danielle Bux during the Royal Ascot horse racing event near Windsor, Berkshire in June 2011. Pic/AFP
Leicester City registered one of the biggest upsets of this season when they beat reigning EPL champions Chelsea 2-1 on Monday. The club's 10th victory of the season saw them go atop the EPL with 35 points from 16 matches.
However, Lineker, who was the First Division's joint top-scorer for Leicester City in 1984-85, is almost certain his former club do not have it in them to emerge EPL champs. And he's willing to put his modesty on the line.
BBC's Match Of The Day presenter Lineker wrote on Twitter yesterday that he would present next season's first MOTD episode in his underwear if his former club were to go on to win the EPL title. "YES! If Leicester win the @premierleague I'll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies," football pundit Lineker tweeted.
The 55-year-old's message was well received online with over 18000 retweets and 16000-plus likes. However, just as the former striker would have been basking in the publicity of his funny message, came an unexpected yet stunning reply from his wife Danielle Bux via the same social medium.
Bux revealed that her husband didn't exactly have a squeaky clean image when it came to his undergarments. "Given your history, hope they're clean," wrote Bux, Lineker's wife of six years. on her Twitter account.