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Gary Lineker blasts "pompous" Wimbledon for rejecting Lewis Hamilton over outfit

Gary Lineker slams Wimbledon officials for not allowing Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton to sit in the royal box as he was not wearing the correct outfit.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker has hit out at Wimbledon's strict dress code after officials denied Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton entry to the royal box because he was not wearing the correct attire.

The 30-year-old was invited to watch the men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer from the royal box on Sunday.

However, after arriving at the All England Club, Hamilton was not allowed to take his seat because he was not wearing a jacket and tie.

On Twitter, Lineker tweeted: "Might be me, but turning away @LewisHamilton from the Royal box for not wearing a bloody jacket and tie shows England as its pompous worst.

"As expected many disagree. Actually it may all be about the crowd's dress sense rather than great sportspeople, sportsmanship and sport!"

Djokovic claimed his third Wimbledon title with a four-set win over Federer.

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