Gary Lineker, 61, made the claim on a recent episode of the High-Performance podcast before saying he overcame it due to his "mental strength". Dau
Gary Lineker, 61, made the claim on a recent episode of the High-Performance podcast before saying he overcame it due to his “mental strength”. Daubney blasted the former England player’s claims and branded him “one of the greatest wallies on the planet” before calling for him to “put one of his football socks in his gob” in a scathing GB News debate on Tuesday.
Daubney appeared on the latest instalment of GB News to discuss the football pundit’s comments with hosts Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster.
Holmes told viewers: “Gary said he was subjected to racist abuse during his footballing career – racist abuse – because he said he had darkish skin.
“It meant he was targeted in his own words for being as, ‘English as they come.'”
Daubney replied: “I thought Lineker was one of the greatest English footballers of all time, now I think he is one of the biggest wallies on the planet.
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He also said he never got nervous before a match, adding: “My greatest strength was not my right foot, it was my mental strength. I always had that. It never really got to me.”
Lineker, who began his football career in 1978, said he would often hear people talking about their nerves but admitted he “didn’t know what that felt like”.
“I think the superstitions substituted for nerves,” he explained. “If I was on a bad run I’d do silly things.
“Like, if I’d go two or three games without a goal – I’d get a haircut.