Gary Lineker has sparked a furious backlash on Twitter after urging older people to thank youngsters for giving up a year of the lives - "so that the elderly and vulnerable have a chance to live an extra year or more".
One response - "Yeah and the older generation sacrificed themselves through world wars, Gary. Wonder how many said I'm not wearing a gas mask?"
What the hell is wrong with the bloke saying some nice words about some of the younger generation who have been observing the rules? I know a lot of kids take the p*ss but many of the Twitter replies suggest all kids are the same, and while I've complained of the school bus on occasion, they're not all bad. I really can't see why Lineker gets such flack all the time, and it's disheartening to see people here going along with the idiots on Twitter.
Well I’m not even a pensioner as yet and I find this highly patronising to say the least
Gary Lineker has sparked a furious backlash on Twitter after urging older people to thank youngsters for giving up a year of the lives
I’m certainly not going along with anyone on Twitter as Ive not read the comments, my response is purely to the statement above
As far as I am aware everyone has given up a year of their lives, young, old and everything in between. I was just emerging from years of social anxiety when this crap hit, I would love to say Ive not gone backwards but TBH that wouldn’t be true. Lots of people have had it far worse than the youngsters
We shall agree to disagree, but he had every right to stick up for the kids who have towed the line and I don't think it was patronising of him to say so. There's just as many oldies out there refusing to do the right thing, but nothing's ever said about that. Bless them.