Gary Lineker's son made bet on colour of his dad's pants - got it wrong

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It may have been three months ago now, but Leicester City’s improbable charge to Premier League glory is still creating reverberations.

Whether it be swashbuckling punters enjoying the spoils of their 5,000-1 bets or the squad itself being given BMW I8s for free, the Foxes’ improbable charge has produced some brilliant and hilarious scenarios.

One of the most prominent consequences of Leicester’s win was, of course, Gary Lineker and his Match of the Day wardrobe commitments. However, the actions of son have made the situation even funnier.


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Fulfilled promise

With Leicester in amongst the title race during the winter months, Lineker made a bold commitment on the condition that Claudio Ranieri’s men executed the seemingly impossible.

If the Foxes won the league, which of course they did, the 55-year-old would present the inaugural MOTD of 2016-17 in his underwear. With Leicester sweeping to victory, he was meant to eat his words.

Nonetheless, in a sporting manner, the ex-Barcelona striker kept to his word and left viewers in fits of laughter with his LCFC attire.

Betting gaffe

However, Lineker’s son George was out to profit from this hilarious moment of television. The presenter’s eldest child placed a bet on the colour of the briefs his father would decide to sport in front of the nation.

Surely, with the ability to simply ask his dad, it would be impossible for George to get it wrong, right?

Unbelievably however, he did in fact pick the incorrect colour. Despite plumping for blue, surely in confidence, his presenter father introduced MOTD in a pair of white shorts.

The improbable gaffe can be seen confirmed by the man himself below:

Having staked £50, George missed out on the estimated £90 winnings.

Whether father deceived son or the BBC brandished the boxers last minute is unknown, but it’s certainly a ridiculous mistake.

That being said, it could be seen as karma for someone placing a bet on something they could almost have certainly dictated. White or blue though, fair play to Lineker for sticking to his word.

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