Gary Lineker branded a hypocrite for defending Just Stop Oil while racking up more than 100,000 air miles in five years
- BBC Presenter Gary Lineker has enjoyed at least 14 foreign holidays since 2019
- He has been on several long-haul trips – accumulating over 100,000 air miles
- Lineker said that Just Stop Oil weren’t ‘going to hurt anyone’ after their protests
But despite apparently buying into the climate-change ideology, The Mail on Sunday can reveal Lineker, 62, has enjoyed at least 14 foreign holidays since 2019, including several long-haul trips.
In April, he was snapped in Los Angeles, where he has holidayed for each of the last five years. He has also indulged in breaks to St Barts in the Caribbean, at least three visits to Barcelona, plus holidays in Ibiza, Rome, Porto, Madrid and Cape Town in South Africa.
And that doesn’t include the thousands of miles he racked up going to Qatar to cover the World Cup for the BBC.
BBC Presenter Gary Lineker has enjoyed at least 14 foreign holidays since 2019 (pictured at Wimbledon today)
Craig Mackinlay MP said: ‘Gary Lineker has a personal CO2 footprint that is easily in the top one per cent of the population.
‘I’m sure he doesn’t propose to reduce his luxury and excesses but seems to think it is in his gift to tell the rest of us what to do. It seems that Lineker will jump on any campaign that is wholly out of step with the rest of the UK.
‘Some call him a national treasure, but I think some treasures are best left buried and forgotten.
‘My personal view is that he should focus on his day job and leave the politics and science to others.’
Lineker – who sparked a BBC impartiality row after comparing the Government’s language on the migrant crackdown to rhetoric in 1930s Germany earlier this year – was at Wimbledon himself yesterday, when play was interrupted by the rain, but not protesters. Our picture shows him in the Royal Box.
The BBC presenter said Just Stop Oil protesters were ‘not going to hurt anyone’ after they disrupted two matches at Wimbledon last week (pictured)
The BBC’s highest-paid presenter told Hello! magazine of his love of travel in 2021, saying: ‘It’s important to spoil yourself every once in a while if you’re able to, and for me that means taking time out to spend time with my family, or on my passions.
‘I’ve made no secret of my ambition to follow Leicester City on their European travels next season and I hope to be able to take my four sons with me on this adventure – which I know won’t be cheap!’
Lineker’s spokesman declined to comment last night.
Long-Haul Lineker’s 100,000 air miles in five years (and his eco-zealot chums didn’t spoil HIS day out at Wimbledon)