Gary Lineker sparked outrage on Twitter after making fun of his BBC pay cut after TV license fees rose again

The 60-year-old Match of the Day presenter had his £ 1 million salary cut by 23% last year – and now makes £ 1 3m

Gary visited yesterday (8 February) the social media site and tweeted a BBC news article confirming the license fee would rise from £ 15750 to £ 159 in April

One wrote: “Multimillionaire mocks people who have financial problems, and a TV license is hard to fund for them and other things. Is there a more contactless TV personality than this mug?” “

A second said, “This is profoundly impervious to the many, many thousands of people in this country who have lost businesses and revenue. Shame on you! “

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A fourth commented, “I know you’re kidding, and I don’t mind, But in these desperate times where many people are struggling financially and mentally, your timing is not good, Gary”


One follower said, “Can’t you see the irony in his tweet? He was told that if he took a cut the elderly wouldn’t have to pay the license fee, shock, he did and it didn’t make a difference”

This is deeply impervious to the many, many thousands of people in this country who have lost businesses and revenue

Another pointed out, “I think the point he is making is that the BBC will have to raise the license fee if these presenters make a pay cut Where is the money going? “

At the time, Gary was laughing at the news and tweeted a link to the story saying, “Oh, honey At this difficult time, thoughts are with the haters”

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