David Cameron holds Gary Lineker to underpants promise

first_imgLondon, May 4 (PTI) Former England football legend Gary Lineker should keep his promise and present Match of the Day in his underwear, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.Lineker had joked back in December that he would present the show “in just my undies” if Leicester City won the Premier League.Leicester Easts Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz asked Cameron if the pundit should keep his promise after the clubs triumph.The prime minister replied that he “absolutely” agreed he should.Lineker later tweeted: “It seems @David_Cameron is keen to see me in my pants. If thats what does it for you prime minister.”The celebrated former Leicester and Spurs forward previously told the Radio Times he thought there was “zero chance” of Leicester winning the Premier League when he made his promise in a tweet.Bookmakers are now taking bets on what colour pants Lineker will wear, and the 55-year-old has asked if he can place a thousand pounds on polka dots at 33/1.Vaz was wearing a Leicester scarf in the Commons for the second day running when he asked about Gary Linekers underwear during Prime Minsters Questions, the BBC reported.He said: “During this amazing season the local Leicester hero, Gary Lineker, thought the idea of Leicester winning was so farfetched that he said if they did win he would present Match of the Day in his underwear.”As an Aston Villa supporter, and my commiserations to the prime minister on their season, does he agree that in politics as well as in football, when you make a promise you should keep it?”advertisementCameron replied: “I absolutely agree. Ive been watching everything Gary Lineker has said since.”Hes not quite answering the question, something that of course no one ever gets away with in this house.”And so I welcome what he said. Obviously I hope its just the start of him joining the blue team,” Cameron said.Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements on Monday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time. PTI AKJ AKJlast_img read more