Gary Lineker outlines Premier League ‘plan to make Leicester go down’ as MOTD host jokes of conspiracy

GARY LINEKER has jokingly laid out the “Premier League’s plan to wreck Leicester” with a string of conspiracy jokes.

The 62-year-old former Foxes and England forward still supports his hometown club and prays for them to succeed.

Gary Lineker has cheekily hinted at a conspiracy to help Leicester relegation


Gary Lineker has cheekily hinted at a conspiracy to help Leicester relegationPhoto credit: Getty
The Game of the Day host is a lifelong Foxes fan


The Game of the Day host is a lifelong Foxes fanPhoto credit: AFP

Leicester sit 19th in the table with just two games to go three points clear.

They are four games without a win as Dean Smith’s side travel to Champions League chasers Newcastle tomorrow before heading to Europa Conference League finalists West Ham next week.

The trip to St James’ Park will be Leicester’s fourth straight game on a Monday as games are broadcast on Sky Sports.

But Lineker gave a tongue-in-cheek hint that something worse could be at play as he hosted “Match of the Day” on BBC One last night.

Speaking to pundits Alan Shearer, a Newcastle legend, and former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas, he said: “Let’s take a look at how it stands below.

“It’s a terribly grim sight for some of us, but we’ll take a look anyway.

“Tomorrow is a huge game, Leeds vs West Ham. Obviously Leicester are back on Monday, that’s four straight Mondays – I don’t know if that’s any plan to see Leicester go down…”

Shearer told him to “stop doing that,” before Lineker continued, “These are conspiracy theories … No, what do you think?” Give me some hope.”


Jenas then interjected: “We’re at the end of the season where there are some strange things – West Ham have the Europa Conference League final for example and they’re in two games.”

“They have (Leicester) their last game of the season and Leeds will play them too.

“I don’t know which team David Moyes picks. In my opinion, things are looking bleak for Leicester.”

Turning to Shearer, Lineker then said: “Your boys, Newcastle, will almost certainly be in the Champions League…”

Jenas then said: “What is he asking?”

Before Lineker added, “Can you take it easy on Monday?” Just relax a little… Anyway, we’re moving on!”

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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