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Gary Lineker made a joke congratulating the Lionesses and so many people didn’t get it, our head hurt

Gary Lineker shared a familiar looking quote in the wake of the Lionesses’ historic 2-1 win over Germany in the finals of the European Championships.

Familiar, except different in one very important regard.

Except it turned out it wasn’t familiar to everyone, and the number of people correcting the Match of the Day man, or simply getting the hump with him, made for an entertaining read in its own right.

Here’s just a flavour of what followed (there’s always the possibility they were in on the joke of course but, well, have a read for yourself).

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Anyway, that’s probably enough of that. And just in case anyone still didn’t get it, it’s a reference to what Lineker said after the England men’s team were knocked out of Italia ’90 in the semi-finals by Germany.

“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”

Last word to @ArvindHickman.

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