BBC Commentator Does Opening Match of the Day Broadcast In His Underwear...

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Hide your wives, hide your children; here comes Gary Lineker in his underwear on the BBC's MOTD...

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(BBC Sports) ary Lineker kept his promise and introduced the opening Match of the Day of the new season in his underpants.

Former England captain Lineker, 55, pledged to "do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies" if former club Leicester won the Premier League.

The Foxes went on to win their first top-flight title by 10 points.

"It is a one-off and a sporting miracle that has landed me in my underwear," said Lineker, who scored 95 goals in 194 appearances for Leicester.

"When I tweeted that silly bet back in December, I categorically knew there was zero chance of Leicester winning the league. Zero chance. It happened but it was magical, it was great."

Lineker managed to keep a straight face, while MOTD pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright giggled in the background, as he opened the programme.

Lineker stayed in his underwear as Shearer and Wright analysed Leicester's opening-day defeat by Hull. But as the programme moved on to the second match, he told viewers: "Enough of this nonsense - I'm going to get dressed!"

He returned to discuss Manchester City's game against Sunderland wearing a shirt and trousers.
 

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His undies look more like football shorts to me :)
 

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I didn't know if you hosted a show on a state sponsored and controlled media outlet you had to do some sort of stupid publicity stunt to raise your ratings.


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I didn't know if you hosted a show on a state sponsored and controlled media outlet you had to do some sort of stupid publicity stunt to raise your ratings.
It came from last year, when Leicester City won the Premier League title; Lineker said on-air that if they won, he'd do the opening Match of the Day broadcast (or at least the opening couple of segments) in his briefs...and he honored his commitment there.
 
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