Gary Lineker will remain in game | Freedom of expression

From the first games in the East Midlands to the final games in Japanese football, through his 80 games with the England team, two things have always been present in Gary Winston Lineker’s career: goals galore and zero bookings. Not only has he never been sent off, but in his 17-year career he has never even seen a yellow card. Almost 30 years after leaving the pitch, it can be said that Lineker, one of the best English forwards ever and one of the most popular figures in the United Kingdom, has finally received a card. Not from a referee, but from the BBC. Not for a fault, but for words.

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