Gary Lineker reacts to Mamadou Sakho's drugs ban being overturned

Gary Lineker

The Liverpool defender is free to resume his footballing career after the drugs ban was dropped.

Gary LinekerGary Lineker

Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to react to the news Mamadou Sakho’s drugs ban has been overturned.

The defender was originally banned for 30 days earlier this year after testing positive for an illegal substance following a clash with Manchester United in the Europa League.

FIFA then extended that sanction at the beginning of May as they opted to ban him from world football.

Watford v Liverpool - Barclays Premier LeagueWatford v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League

However, the case has now been closed after a hearing and the defender is free to resume his playing career.

That will come as little compensation to Sakho, who ended up missing a Europa League final and Euro 2016 with France this summer as a result of the ban.

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Christian Benteke and Emre Can in the standsLiverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Christian Benteke and Emre Can in the stands

And commenting on Twitter, Lineker expressed his sympathy for the Reds star for missing both events over what proved to be an incorrect charge.

 

Lineker was not the only one to react on Twitter either as Liverpool fans also shared their views, with some believing that both the club and Sakho should be looking for some form of compensation from the whole affair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho celebrates with Jordon Ibe at the end of the matchLiverpool's Mamadou Sakho celebrates with Jordon Ibe at the end of the match

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