Gary Lineker bites back at Leicester City comments from US sports executive

Gary Lineker

The former Leicester player is not happy with recent comments.

Leicester City are having an incredible season. Whilst they are chasing the Premier League title, even if they did not win the crown they would still be worthy of massive praise.

Not only that, but it looks fairly likely that they will be in the Champions League next season.

That would be a massive achievement for the club but it is seemingly not a universally popular idea.

US sports executive Charlie Stillitano has been in the news this week after apparently discussing a league restructuring with the Premier League's big five - Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

He has since gone on to tell The Guardian:

“What would Manchester United argue: did we create soccer or did Leicester create [it]?

“Let’s call it the money pot created by soccer and the fandom around the world. Who has had more of an integral role, Manchester United or Leicester? It’s a wonderful, wonderful story – but you could see it from Manchester United’s point of view, too.”

That has not gone down well with plenty of figures in the English game who believe that Leicester are fully deserving of their place in Europe next season - and in defence of competitive sports rather than the closed franchise models operating in the United States.

Including former Leicester City hero and well known Foxes fan Gary Lineker. This was how the Match of the Day presenter reacted to the news on Twitter this morning:

Clearly not happy and that echoes the sentiments of many who are generally opposed to the idea of a restructuring that would see the likes of Leicester missing out.

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