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11 times Gary Lineker produced the best one-liners on Twitter

Nice crisp delivery.

Walkers Spell & Go campaign launch Source: Lauren Hurley

BACK IN THE day, Gary Lineker was just a famous ex-international football star, amiable telly presenter on the BBC and a chirpy flogger of crisps.

But these days he’s developed into a stinging, articulate presence on Twitter, taking absolutely no shite from right-wing critics, anti-BBC naysayers and general trolls alike.

And he has the track record of one-liners to back it up:

1. Like when someone told him to stick to football opinions only

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2. When Piers Morgan called him a “goal-hanger”

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*flame emoji*

3. His concise political commentary does well

4. PSA: Don’t come at him on Twitter, you’re going to lose

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5. And gets appropriately sweary if the person is rude

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6. This tweet halfway through England’s loss to Iceland at Euro 2016 was perfect given the Brexit vote had just gone through

7. If you’re going to call sportsmen and women dumb, best get your spelling right

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8. He won his running feud with The Sun earlier this year – after he had the gall to be sympathetic to the plight of refugees

9. It was an articulate and heartfelt response

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10. He’s called Piers Morgan’s love for Donald Trump out so many times, and it’s always satisfying

11. And he saves his best stuff for Trump’s own Twitter musings

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Salt & Lineker – a perfect Twitter match.

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David Elkin

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