Gary Lineker apologises for joke after Brussels terror attacks

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Gary Lineker has taken to social media to apologise for any disrespect shown after he replied to a tweet referring to security around the England football team.

Following the terror attacks in Brussels, Lineker faced a backlash on social media, but the Match of the Day pundit has duly admitted his mistake. 

Ahead of England's game against Germany in Berlin, journalist Henry Winter initially tweeted the quotes from England manager Roy Hodgson, who stated that there are people around to ensure the safety of the national team. 


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Winter tweeted: Hodgson on security fears: "We have people around us who work very hard to make sure we are secure."

Following the tweet, Lineker opted to react by taking judgement on England's back-four. 

As reported by the Mirror, Lineker responded to the tweet, which has since been deleted, by stating: "I think we all worry about our defence."

But the former England international has now apologised for the tweet, claiming that he didn't mean to be disrespectful. 

He tweeted: "Apologies for my tweet about England's defence. It was not intended to be disrespectful or in the context it's been taken. Sorry my mistake."

In all honesty, it was pretty clear that the former Leicester City striker didn't mean to cause any harm; he was clearly just taking a cheeky dig at the England defence, but he deserves respect for apologising. 

Of course, it was an ill-timed tweet from Lineker - one that he clearly regrets - but there's no need for it to be taken out of context. 

Was Lineker right to apologise for his tweet? Have your say below! 

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