Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League victory has certainly triggered some quirky aftershocks. Perhaps the biggest of them all proves the fact Gary Lineker will present the first Match of the Day of next season in just his underpants.
However, one month ahead of schedule, the ex-England striker has hit the news for his undergarments and for very different reasons.
It has immerged that a pair of Lineker’s pants have been bought at auction bearing a comical message and a signature from the man himself.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
A pair of the Match of the Day presenter’s white briefs were put on sale at Stroud Auction rooms in Gloucestershire with a guide price of £30-£50.
The pants displayed the message: "Football like life itself is a load of balls. Shoot straight,” in Lineker’s own handwriting.
In the end, it proved an online bidder who secured the quirky memorabilia with a bid of £75.
The history of the pants were revealed by auctioneer Stuart Maule who explained: "The seller bought them at a charity event a long time ago and thought they were a bit of fun.
"Then he realised he didn't have a clue what he wanted to do with them. They had been stuck in the back of a cupboard.
"I believe they were new."
Match of the Day
As previously mentioned, such a random story proves surprisingly topical.
In December, Lineker had Tweeted that he’d present the first MOTD of 2016-17 in his underwear if Leicester City won the league. Come August, he’ll be forced to eat his words.
Auctioneer Nick Bowkett jokingly told bidders: "There could be a profit on them when he wears them on Match of the Day."
Whether the 55-year-old likes it or not, he seems to be becoming increasingly synonymous for his Walkers crisps adverts and briefs. After all, £75 is no small fee for a dodgy pair of boxers.
Do you think Gary Lineker will keep his promise ahead of next season? Have YOUR say in the comment box below!