Gary Lineker has called out a Tory MP for falsely claiming he called people "Nazis".
The former footballer and pundit was recently embroiled in a storm after he likened the government's language used to launch a new asylum policy to 1930s Germany.
He was suspended from the BBC for breaching impartiality rules but returned due to a sustained uproar that forced the broadcaster to change its mind.
It seemed to simmer down, for a few days at least...
But during an interview with Channel 4 News, Jonathan Gullis claimed Linker had called voters in the red wall "Nazis".
Speaking about the migration plans, he said: “[It’s] certainly tough and upset all the right people in the right places as far as I’m concerned.
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“Let’s be clear, when I talk about upsetting people I’m talking about the Twitterati, the Wokerati of North Islington, those champagne socialists who pontificate all day.
“Those are the people I don’t care upsetting, because those are the people who want to call people up here racist bigots, Nazis, like Gary Lineker has done.”
Reacting to a clip of the interview, a Twitter user said: “I don’t think Gary Lineker has actually directly called red wall voters ‘Nazis’ Mr Gullis.”
Lineker added that he never said such a thing and that Gullis's words were "dangerously provocative."
It comes after Lineker changed his Twitter profile picture to one of a George Orwell quote about free speech just a day after he and the BBC reached their temporary truce.
His profile on the social media site now features a photoshopped picture of himself standing next to the inscription: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
But not pretending they said things they didn't, Gullis...
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