Lineker was trolled.

Gary Lineker trolled by Thierry Henry, Vincent Kompany and Gianluca Vialli

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It’s far too soon to joke about England’s embarrassing defeat to Iceland. Isn't it?

A country with a population of just 330,000 produced an incredible upset to win 2-1 to send Roy Hodgson’s side packing.

While it was excruciating for any fan sitting at home watching the match, imagine being a supporter and having to analyse the match afterwards. That was the situation facing Gary Lineker.


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The former England player was hosting BBC’s Match of the Day, showing highlights of the devastating defeat alongside Gianluca Vialli, Thierry Henry and Vincent Kompany.

But there was no chance that these three would allow Lineker to get away with England’s result without trolling him.

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With Vialli’s Italy beating Spain 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals, Henry’s France overcoming Ireland 2-1 and Kompany’s Belgium thrashing Hungary 4-0, the trio had the upper hand on Lineker - and they used it.

After Lineker asked Vialli a question about Italy’s magnificent result against the Spaniards, Henry piped up “We’re through, too” before pointing to Kompany.

The Manchester City defender put his hands up and proclaimed “Belgium, next round.”

The three pundits then pointed to Lineker and burst out laughing. The camera panned to the presenter who appeared close to tears. There was no comeback.


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Yep, it’s definitely too soon to joke about England’s heartbreaking defeat.

Lineker was very active on Twitter during, and after the England match to express his emotions.

His first two tweets were obviously reacting to Iceland taking the lead with “Speechless!” and “Seems we’re desperate to get out of Europe in all way,” in reference to the EU referendum.

And it was obvious he was already fearing presenting the highlights on BBC immediately after the final whistle when he said: “Can’t wait to do the f***ing highlights show.”

He then added: “The worst defeat in our history. England beaten by a country with more volcanoes than professional footballers. Well played Iceland.”

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