Following the recent coronavirus update that Manchester City vs Arsenal has been postponed (via BBC Sport), Gary Lineker has spoken out about the increasing threat to Liverpool’s first title win in 30 years.
English football continues to be effected by coronavirus cases following the postponement of the Premier League clash at the Etihad and the news of Evangelos Marinakis being diagnosed with the virus.
Lineker has predicted that this could be the ‘beginning of the end of the football season’ in a recent tweet. There’s been a lot of speculation over whether the Premier League will be cut short and as a result, the title voided.
If the worst happens for Reds fans, they could see their first ever Premier League title slip away, but fans are adamant nothing will dampen their spirits.
Supporters are furious at Lineker’s latest tweet, particularly after he said ‘Despite the words of the late Bill Shankly, football is not more serious than life and death.’ Some fans have described him as ‘disgraceful‘ and a ‘clown‘, while another has scoffed that he is ‘a hater’.
He is a hater.
— AL48 (@AL48C) March 11, 2020
Why would u listen to this clown
— MOLO (@_shameless_man) March 11, 2020
Since when did he write the rules?
— Chris Faircliffe (@chrisfaircliffe) March 11, 2020
i sometimes wonder why people are so dumb that they can’t see that it was just HYPERBOLE. Bill Shankly didn’t believe football is more important than life and death. It’s just hyperbole.
— Clancy (@clancyclancy9) March 11, 2020
I hate when ppl us shanklys words like this! Taken out of context! He meant in a city of high unemployment and bad times after the war, football was a huge source of enjoyment in an otherwise hard life!
— Jambags (@jambags) March 11, 2020
This is disgraceful. You really ought to be more responsible with the platform you have, not least being a highly paid football presenter. You are simply not qualified to comment intelligently on this subject.
— Danny (@dlm2131978) March 11, 2020
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