Gary Lineker admits he regrets coming out as a Remainer

Gary Lineker admitted he might have made a mistake in coming out as a Remainer after Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016.

Speaking to TalkRADIO, the Match of The Day host claimed he only decided to get involved in politics when he realised “lies” had been told by politicians in the lead up to the Breixt referendum.

Mr Lineker said he debated whether to come out as a Remainer and admitted he might have made the wrong call when he decided to announce he voted in favour of the UK remaining in the EU. 

He said: “I uhmmed and ahh-ed about whether to come out as a Remainer and obviously in the end I thought ‘I’ll do it’.

“Perhaps I shouldn’t have. But who knows?

“So I gave my opinion on that. But I never got involved in elections.

“I tweet a bit about politics because I’m interested in it but nobody knows who I voted for.”

Asked whether he now felt the fight was over for Remainers, he added: “Yeah, I’m kind of like that – which is how I actually was after the original referendum.

“But then when it became clear about the lies that were told, that’s the only reason I got involved.

“But they can own it now and get on with it.

“Let’s hope it works.”

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