Lineker admits to shitting himself (literally) against Ireland at Italia '90 13 years ago

Lineker admits to shitting himself (literally) against Ireland at Italia '90

Bland TV presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker has admitted that he once shit himself while playing for England against Ireland in the 1990 World Cup.

In an interview with BBC to mark his 50th birthday, Lineker admitted to relieving himself on the pitch during the second half of the 1-1 draw in Cagliari.


Asked to verify whether rumours that he was once caught short during a game were true, Lineker replied: "I've never admitted to it, but it's true. It was a World Cup game. It's filmed, I've seen it but unless you know (what was happening) you wouldn't know.

"I was not very well, I was poorly at half time but I carried on.

"The ball went down the left hand side, I did try to tackle someone, I stretched and then I relaxed myself. I was very fortunate it rained that night and I could do something about it. It was messy, it just came out, it happened. How much detail do you want?

"It's true; it was the opening game of the 1990 World Cup against the Republic of Ireland. You can see me rubbing the ground like a dog; it was the most horrendous experience of my life, but I tell you I never found so much space in a game than I did that night after that happened."


If you are of a strong enough disposition and can watch Lineker's discomfort without needing to visit the toilet yourself, you can see the offending clip below.