Lineker and Baddiel win Twitter exchange of the week
It began when Gary Lineker posted a link to an interview he’d done with the Times in which he suggested he was grateful for the piece but the headline, well, it wasn’t entirely what he’d been hoping for.
Would probably have preferred a slightly different headline but thanks for the interview. https://t.co/nU4oqP3vMT
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 7, 2019
Understandably so, perhaps. But it then developed a life of its own after it was spotted by David Baddiel and this happened.
It prompted no end of responses, and we liked these.
Removing the word "not" would have been tempting
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) 7 September 2019
😂😂 they’ve shafted you there Gary
— Phil (@SaucyVirgil) 7 September 2019
I only read the sex bit
— Rachel Johnson (@RachelSJohnson) 7 September 2019
And here’s the journalist.
Thank you for being so thoughtful, frank and funny! And the photos are 🔥.
— Janice Turner (@VictoriaPeckham) 7 September 2019
But that headline … 😵🤷🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/RbyInVQyXO
— Catherine (@c4th3r1n3B) 7 September 2019
Don't blame Janice. Journalists don't write headlines for their own articles. That would be the sub-editor.
— Kim Willsher (@kimwillsher1) 7 September 2019