Sport Relief fans refuse to donate as Gary Lineker presents show with £1.75m BBC wage

Gary Lineker teamed up with Alex Scott and Paddy McGuinness to front Sport Relief alongside a host of famous faces who popped up throughout the evening. During the fundraiser extravaganza, the Match of The Day presenter urged viewers to pick up the phone and donate to the number of charitable causes that Sport Relief supports. However, in light of Gary’s well documented BBC wage of £1.75million, some viewers accused the former footballer of being ‘cheeky’. 

One said: “@BBCNews Mr misery Gary lineker fronting the sports relief.  What a turn off.  He’s asking us for money when he’s BBC’s highest paid. Bl**dy cheek. Scrap the fee for all. Turned off!”

Someone else tweeted: “#SportRelief2020 Should be cancelled. People have enough to worry about, without the BBC begging for money to give away to people that we don’t know. #SportRelief.”

#SportRelief2020 no, no, no, no, no and no. Sorry, as long as @GaryLineker is hosting, I’ll not give a penny. Why doesn’t he donate some of his fortune? Instead I’ll give £20 to @CrohnsColitisUK, my charity of choice. I can’t abide hypocrisy,” a third shared. 

#SportRelief2020 Should be cancelled. People have enough to worry about, without the BBC begging for money to give away to people that we don’t know. #SportRelief,” another added.

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