Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has issued a Twitter ‘apology’ after the BBC programme acquired complaints over his bald jokes.
MOTD pundits Alan Shearer, Danny Murphy and Arsenal legend Ian Wright have all misplaced their hair.
And Lineker usually reminds the ex-players of the actual fact in jovial trend throughout the Premier League highlights present.
The previous England striker nonetheless has a full head of hair, of which is clearly moderately fond.
However his mocking tones have evidently provoked outrage from a number of follically challenged viewers.
Lineker appeared unfazed nonetheless, and even managed to mock his fellow ex-pros inside his apology.
“The BBC has acquired a criticism about bald jokes on @BBCMOTD (genuinely),” the ex-Tottenham striker tweeted.
“Very unfair I really feel to name @alanshearer @IanWright0 & Danny Murphy jokes.”
Male sample balding has affected loads of the sport’s most well-known faces, from the likes of Bobby Charlton to Wayne Rooney.
Former Manchester United star Rooney admitted to having follicle implant surgical procedure at a Harley Road clinic again in 2011.
“Simply to verify to all my followers I’ve had a hair transplant. I used to be going bald at 25 why not,” he mentioned hours earlier than an England sport with Switzerland at Wembley.
He additionally requested for recommendations on the very best hair gels as his scalp was “nonetheless a bit bruised and swollen”.
Viewers chimed in with loads of replies to Lineker’s tweet, uncertain whether or not it was severe or tongue-in-cheek.
“Oh thank god,” replied one man. “A persecuted minority I may be a part of! #bravebaldblokes.”
Anther viewer tweeted: “As a baldy I couldn’t care much less if somebody jokes about my bald head however my sticky out ears that’s one other topic completely……”
A 3rd fan added: “Gary’s face when Jermaine Jenas reveals up ruining all his bald jokes for the episode.”