Gary Lineker shocks Twitter with x-rated N'Golo Kante tweet

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Last season will be one that Leicester City supporters will never forget.

Tipped to be relegated heading into the campaign, the Foxes ended the 2015/16 season as Premier League champions, completing one of the most phenomenal sporting achievements in living memory.

Now, though, as the dust settles on the historic achievement, there are a few worrying signs coming out of the King Power Stadium as big names head for the exit door. Indeed, N'Golo Konte's impending transfer to Chelsea was enough to lead to a bizarre x-rated tweet from Match of the Day presenter, and diehard Leicester fan, Gary Lineker on Friday night.


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Taking to social media to vent his frustration that the defensive midfielder - one of the stars of Leicester's title run - is set to move to Stamford Bridge in a reported £30 million deal, Lineker got a little 'creative' with the Frenchman's name.

Warning: Bad language does follow...

Even the former England striker would probably have to admit that the x-rated tweet wasn't the height of comedy gold. However, he probably wasn't expecting it to land him in such hot water with a large section of the Twittersphere.

Not long after the tweet had been sent, responses slamming his lack of professionalism were heading his direction:

Whether in reaction to the messages or not, Lineker did clarify his feelings on Kante with a follow-up tweet in which he thanked the combative midfielder for his role in Leicester's title success.

You could perhaps be forgiven for the MOTD presenter to be a little frustrated with the move, however.

Although Jamie Vardy has pledged his future to Leicester after interest from Arsenal, Kante's exit could well be followed by the departure of fellow breakout star Riyad Mahrez.

That's after The Guardian reported on Friday that the Algerian had turned down a new contract offer from the Foxes and would likely be leaving the club as a result.

Of course, considering their rapid rise up the Premier League rankings, Claudio Ranieri was always going to struggle to hold on to all of his top talent. Nevertheless, seeing them depart after such a wonderful season is never easy to stomach.

Not even for a seasoned pro like Gary Lineker.

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