We actually have a lot of time for Gary Lineker, so are disappointed with this tweet.
Following Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera’s error against France today, the BBC presenter instantly tweeted the following, which is a joke about Loris Karius’s concussion from the Champions League Final which saw him ship two nasty errors.
Was Muslera concussed.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 6, 2018
Now, it’s been medically proven by doctors that Karius did suffer a concussion, most likely suffered from the elbow he received to his head from Sergio Ramos before his mistakes.
Jurgen Klopp spoke about the matter today to the official website, actually:
“After four days I got a call from Franz Beckenbauer, our Bobby Moore, our biggest football player who is a good friend of mine,” he began. “He called me and said he came from a doctor, he told me: ‘your goalkeeper had a concussion.’ I said, ‘what?’ because in the game, from my position that situation is not very good to see: ‘maybe there was contact or not.’ I told him immediately, ‘OK’. He said the doctor is the most famous doctor in Germany. I said: ‘OK, give me a few minutes, I have to fix a few things.’
“He was influenced by that knock, that is 100 per cent. What the rest of the world is making of it, I don’t care. It’s really not important what the people say. We do not use it as an excuse.
“Now people could think for us it is the explanation – and for me it is 100 per cent the explanation and that’s all.”
Concussion in sport is not a laughing matter, to be honest.
It’s cost lives in various sports and is not something we medically understand well enough to properly look after our athletes.
Lineker is educated and not someone whose opinion we’d just shrug off, hence why we think he’s let himself down here.
Plenty of Reds agree:
Absolute Brexit comment from the champagne liberal. https://t.co/0LaTXiyhR6
— Jordan A Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) July 6, 2018
Football should be taking head injuries more seriously but nah let's use them as an excuse for a shit joke https://t.co/u3iYlC0RGE
— sweet lozenge 🔴 (@LozzaAnd) July 6, 2018
Gary Lineker: Concussion specialist https://t.co/W20HthLHJt
— HendoTAA🏴fan (@KloppComp) July 6, 2018
Low blow Gary, considering it was medicaly proved that Loris suffered a concussion.
— Antonio Đurica (@ADurica1997) July 6, 2018
Didn't expect this from you out of all people, making fun of a kid's injury that possibly cost him his LFC career… Funny what people can do for attention.
— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) July 6, 2018
Pathetic & immature comment from a man of Lineker's stature. Shearer made a great documentary on concussion, it's not something that should be mocked. https://t.co/q4340NwY38
— Ryan Taylor (@RTaylorFootball) July 6, 2018
I like Gary Lineker but making fun of concussion isn't very funny. https://t.co/MicpEj17Oy
— Dan (@Dan_Of_Iniquity) July 6, 2018
Imagine being Gary Lineker and mocking concussions and Alan Shearer for highlighting them. Go back to crisps
— harry 🇪🇺 (@powellharry_) June 24, 2018