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Gary Lineker accuses BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey of 'offending' pundits

Lineker criticises BT Sport presenter
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Gary Lineker criticises new BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey for 'offending' football TV pundits and ex-players.

Gary Lineker has accused new BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey of 'offending' a number of TV pundits and former footballers.

The frontman of the broadcaster initially wrote a blog post speaking of his excitement ahead of his new venture, claiming: "I believe the audience need incisive analysis delivered by current or recently retired players who can empathise with current stars of the sport. [BT Sport] agree."

Following his words, Lineker, who is the current anchor for the BBC's Match of the Day wrote to Humphrey on Twitter saying: "Be careful Jakey in the choice of your words."

Humphrey replied: "I'm sorry Gary, you seem to have found offence where none was intended. J".

Lineker responded: "Apology accepted on behalf of those you know you would have offended. People with a lifetime's experience in the game and TV."

BT Sport announced this week that they will broadcast 38 live Premier League games for free for all BT broadband customers.

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