Gary Lineker joins the festivities after Leicester wins FA Cup for the first time and former Foxes forward tweets: ‘I f ** king love VAR’ after Chelsea ruled out the last gasp of equalizing
- The BBC presenter was at Wembley when Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley
- Images surfaced of him jumping up and down to celebrate the winner of Tielemans
- The 60-year-old was born in the city and started his playing career at Leicester
Gary Lineker couldn’t contain his emotions after watching his Leicester City youth team win their first-ever FA Cup on Saturday.
The BBC presenter saw The Foxes beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley with a stunning second half attack from Youri Tielemans.
Images emerged of Lineker jumping up and down to celebrate Tielemans’ 63rd minute winner on Saturday.
Gary Lineker celebrates after Youri Tielemans scored with a stunning second half
Born in the city and starting his playing career at Leicester, the 60-year-old said: “Incredible, fantastic scenes.”
“Extraordinary for all the Leicester supporters looking at this, it’s been so long.”
A late equalizer by Chelsea was ruled out by VAR for offside.
Expert Alan Shearer said to Lineker, ‘I never want to hear you talk about VAR again, is that a promise?
Lineker couldn’t contain his emotions when Leicester won their first-ever FA Cup
And he replied, “Yes, that’s a promise.”
Lineker later tweeted, ‘I f ** king love VAR.’
He also paid tribute to the club’s owner. Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha, who took over after his father Vichai was tragically killed in a 2018 helicopter crash.
“And a word about the owners,” said Lineker.
Leicester City won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea 1-0 in front of 22,000 fans at Wembley
A hugely emotional moment for him – his father was clearly lost in that helicopter crash three years ago.
“He has come in, he has continued the great work of his father.
“He will be remembered today by all Leicester fans, Vichai.”
Youri Tielemans scored a goal worth winning every final with a sensational hit