Things are getting heated with this BBC presenter
Footie pundit, Gary Lineker isn’t shy when it comes to voicing his political opinion on social media – just last week he slammed one follower who told him to ‘stick to what he knows’ and ‘stop talking s*** about politics’.
But now the 56-year-old has taken to Twitter again, this time to hit back at claims he’s involved in avoiding paying taxes.
Speaking in response to allegations that he’s been ‘avoiding tax in schemes’, the star has now slammed the reports for trying to ‘bully him’ for his political views.
Starting his epic rant about the claims, the Match Of The Day presenter wrote: ‘I have always paid my taxes on time and in full.
‘I will continue to speak up for refugees and immigrants and British values of tolerance and free speech. I won’t be bullied by them.’
And fans of the BBC star were quick to jump to his defence with the Tweets racking up over 25,000 likes in a few minutes as well as hundreds of comments telling the presenter to ‘stay strong’ and ‘keep doing what you’re doing’.
In a damning article published on Thursday critics accuse Gary of ‘saving a fortune’ by signing up to organisations which are ‘deliberately designed to allow wealthy individuals to avoid paying the same rates of tax on their income’ as everyone else.
But the dad-of-four is no stranger to causing controversy online and has made his views on the shock Donald Trump result VERY clear.
As well as joining thousands of people at the recent London march in protest at President Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’, he later declared that he’s signed a petition to stop Trump coming over to the UK on a State visit.
Gary also found himself taking on telly’s favourite wind-up merchant, Piers Morgan in a political battle after he accused the Good Morning Britain presenter of brown-nosing the new President.
In reply to a tweet from Trump which read: ‘It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES – THE WORK BEGINS!’ Lineker quipped: ‘I hope it’s not a bowel movement otherwise @PiersMorgan could fall out.’
Well, it looks like nothing is going to stop Gary from saying what he feels!