Early Doors

Gary Lineker makes rash Twitter ears bet and loses it

Early Doors

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If you're a celebrity with a following of over two million on Twitter, don't make a very public bet involving your ears. That's the golden rule.

BBC football presenter Gary Lineker broke every social media betting rule going by making a rash promise to his followers, then trying to weasel out of it after losing miserably.

The Match of the Day anchor confidently vowed that if Karim Benzema's early goal for Real Madrid was the only one of the game he would take drastic action in the surgery room.

Sadly for Lineker, however, Real were happy to preserve their slender advantage at the Bernabeu, while Bayern Munich failed to find a response to leave the game as it stood when he made the pledge.

He then began to get a bit uncomfortable as the minutes passed, late into the match.

Full-time: Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich.

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Not only did he lose the bet, but he then attempted to find a way out of the situation - something his users did not respond well to.

So please, celebrities, don't make cocky Twitter promises - particularly if you are not going to follow through on them.

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