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Gary Lineker Deletes Tweet About Haka Amid Backlash

Gary Lineker Deletes Tweet About Haka Amid Backlash

Gary Lineker momentarily ventured in the sphere of rugby commentary only to quickly backtrack after he received heavy criticism for his comments about the Haka.

When retweeting New Zealand's pre-match against Canada, Lineker said "Must be hard not to just laugh at this if you're the opposition."

He has since deleted the Tweet in the wake of backlash.

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Even Piers Morgan was able to get on his high horse about it.

After deleting the Tweet, Lineker explained himself to New Zealand journalist, John Campbell, saying:

I’ve deleted the tweet as it wasn’t intended that way in the slightest. I was just wondering why as an opposing sportsmen it would be in anyway intimidating after seeing it for so many years. I should probably have phrased it that way.

Needless to say, he got a few 'It's hard not to laugh at Spurs' replies as well.

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Mark Farrelly
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Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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