Former England footballer turned sports activities TV presenter c has challenged Twitter boss Elon Musk after his son acquired demise threats on the microblogging platform. The Match Of The Day (MOTD) host – who was reinstated by the BBC on Monday shared a screenshot of a message despatched by a person describing his eldest son, George, as a “mug” and stated he wanted to be “burned on the stake”.
Together with the screenshot, Mr Linekar wrote, “Is that this acceptable @Twitter @elonmusk? And I do not imply the grammar.”
Is that this acceptable @Twitter@elonmusk? And I do not imply the grammar. pic.twitter.com/fCVIIq3we2
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) March 14, 2023
Earlier, George had tweeted, “Social media’s mad is not it. Over the previous couple of days, on insta – by no means had so many good messages. On Twitter – by no means had a lot abuse. It is not even something to do with me.”
Mr Lineker was suspended by the BBC for his tweets criticising the federal government’s migration coverage. His son, George, spoke out in assist of his father amid the controversy and stated that he should not apologise for being particular person and he was pleased with him.
The BBC has now agreed to permit the previous soccer participant again on the air this weekend.
In November final yr after Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, Mr Linekar stated he would proceed utilizing the platform. He stated, “Clearly there are issues occurring however I’ve probably not seen it is had an impact on my Twitter for the time being. We’ll have to attend and see what it’s and the place it is going.”
“He (Mr Musk) appears to be throwing concepts out each 5 minutes and we’re all ready to see what it will likely be like and what is going on to occur. It is fascinating occasions,” he stated.
“I am not going to face right here and say I will come off Twitter as a result of I am not. It is a huge platform and I attempt to use it for what I believe are vital points in addition to having a little bit of enjoyable and selling issues in my job and speaking about soccer,” he wrote.