Sunday, January 20, 2013
ENGLISH FOOTBALL GREAT AND PUNDIT GARY LINEKER QUITS TWITTER AFTER ADMITTING IT TOOK OVER HIS LIFE
Former England striker and renowned football pundit, Gary Lineker left Twitter because the social networking site had begun to ‘take over’ his life
The Match of the Day presenter who had played at one time for La Liga giant Barcelona, had stated that he had deleted his account for ‘personal reasons’ last week.
However, Lineker has elaborated on his reasons for leaving Twitter, and said that he would like to spend more time with his family.
The 51-year-old told The Sun: ‘I left twitter because it tends to take over and I thought I would try life without it. There is absolutely nothing sinister about the decision at all.'
Lineker had become one of the most followed users in Britain - with 1.3million fans - since he started tweeting last year.
However the ex-Tottenham hitman was targeted by one internet troll last year, who joked about his son George’s battle with leukaemia. Lineker later said the disgusting taunts made him feel ‘physically sick’.
Lineker has four sons with his ex-wife and is now married to former model Danielle Bux, who has a daughter from a previous relationship.
The TV pundit’s final tweet – posted on Friday – said: ‘I’m leaving Twitter for personal reasons . Thanks all.’
Gary Winston Lineker who was born on the 30th of November 1960, remains England's top scorer in the FIFA World Cup finals, with ten goals.