Gary Lineker claims he suffered racist abuse because of his ‘darkish skin’

Gary Lineker has revealed he suffered racist abuse from other players during his football career due to his ‘darkish skin’.

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The Match of the Day presenter said he had experienced racial abuse later in life as well as a professional footballer.

And in a hint that the racism had come from known figures in the sport, he insisted he would not ‘name any names’.

Lineker who is an old England footballer also said he was ‘As English as they come’.

He said: “Without being good at sport, life would have been very different for me because of my darkish skin.’’

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