Peter Shilton challenges Gary Lineker, Chris Waddle and Peter Reid to Brexit TV debate as feud between 1986 World Cup heroes escalates

The veteran footballers started arguing about politics this week after ex-England player Waddle gave his opinion on Theresa May's leadership troubles.

He tweeted saying: "Well done Theresa May, now let's leave Brexit with no deal we will be fine."

But Remainer Gary Lineker hit back – calling on his ex-teammate to "stick to football".

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton then got stuck in, praising top Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg for his unflappable manner.

He tweeted: "Have been so impressed with @Jacob_Rees_Mogg @Conservatives @itvnews with interviews in the last few days.


"He really knows what he is talking about and puts it across in a calm and calculated manner!"

Lineker – who's campaigned for a second EU referendum – replied: "What’s that old saying? You should never see a tweet from your heroes?"

And former player and manager Peter Reid joked: "I’ll agree to disagree on that one Goalie. He’s loopy, doesn’t know his a**e from his elbow."

Leaver Shilton then suggested a BBC Question Time-style debate and tagged Lineker, Waddle and Reid.


He wrote: "Squad line up lads – live debate ? @bbcquestiontime @GaryLineker @chriswaddle93 @reid6peter".

Lineker then made a nod to England's heartbreaking defeat to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-final, as he replied: "For your sake, I hope it doesn’t go to penalties".

Waddle later deleted his original tweet after being trolled by Remainers.

Lineker, Waddle and Shilton played in Italy together during the 1990 World Cup – the last time England reached the semi-finals before this year.

Sam Allardyce put his oar in and blasted the whole Government, telling talkSPORT: "Get them out! Absolute disgrace!"

Cricket legend Michael Vaughan also got involved in the political debate, saying: "Give me a Donald Trump style leader over any of our leaders any day of the week."

Mrs May secured her future last night by winning a vote of her MPs, but with more than 100 opposing her she will struggle to get her Brexit deal through Parliament.



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