ary Lineker has deleted a tweet about Chloe Kelly’s Euro celebration in her sports activities bra following a web based backlash.
The 61-year-old took to Twitter to congratulate the Lionesses on their victory towards Germany on the Euro 2022 remaining on Sunday evening.
In a nail-biting remaining recreation at Wembley, targets from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly made historical past for the England staff, bringing soccer house after 56 years with an finish results of 2-1.
The soccer pundit tweeted: “The @Lionesses have solely gone and finished it, and Kelly is England’s heroine, bra none.”
However Lineker went on to face heavy backlash from followers who claimed the remark was an instance of informal sexism in ladies’s sports activities. He deleted the tweet shortly after.
One fan replied: “Significantly Gary? An epic win, a game-changer for girls’s sport, a name to arms for younger women who’ve been advised they’ll’t. And also you minimise this glory right down to a joke a couple of lady’s clothes/underwear.
“Informal sexism is rife right here and the @Lionesses deserve higher.”
The Match of the Day broadcaster responded to the backlash, tweeting: “It was only a play on phrases given the celebration.
“I do garbage like that continually on right here, together with on males’s soccer. I’ve deleted it as many individuals didn’t see the sport so missed the context.”
Kelly had celebrated her profitable aim on Sunday by eradicating her England prime and operating throughout the pitch in her shorts and sports activities bra in a victory lap.
Lineker additionally posted the picture of Kelly on Instagram and wrote the identical, now edited, remark with one person including, “Bra none. Excellent Gary.”