Gary Lineker plans to stay on Twitter despite Elon Musk’s takeover

Gary Lineker said he has no intention of leaving Twitter amid the tech company’s upheaval after Elon Musk took over.

the BBC Match Of The Day host and the former England footballer, 61, said he was “obviously” aware of the changes taking place but had not noticed any effect on the social media account mine.

Stephen Fry, Whoopi Goldberg and model Gigi Hadid are among the famous names who have quit in recent days, citing Mr. Musk’s new direction for the platform.

It’s a big platform and I try to use it for what I think are important issues as well as having a little fun and pushing things into my work and talking about football.Gary Lineker

The billionaire has hinted that he will allow more “freedom of speech” and allow previously banned accounts – including those that have broken the rules around inciting violence – to return. come back.

When asked if he plans to leave Twitter, Lineker, a heavy user, told the PA news agency: “At the moment, I don’t like Twitter.

“Obviously there’s stuff going on but I don’t really see it having an impact on my Twitter at the moment. We’ll have to wait and see what it is and where it goes.

“He (Mr Musk) seems to come up with ideas every five minutes and we are all waiting to see what it will look like and what will happen. It was an interesting time.

“I’m not going to stand here and say I’m leaving Twitter because I’m not.

“It’s a big platform and I try to use it for what I think are important issues as well as having a little fun and pushing things forward in my work and talking about football.”

Several of Lineker’s posts on Twitter have gotten him into trouble in the past.

In October, the BBC found that he had breached fairness rules in a comment he made about the Conservative Party having “Russian donors”.

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Mr Musk began laying off thousands of Twitter employees last week as part of cost-cutting measures, and told employees in his first address with them on Thursday that he would ban work. remote and “hard times” are ahead.

This week he faced criticism for introducing – an option now overturned – for users to pay a £6.99-a-month subscription fee for a blue verification badge. This brand was previously only available to famous users like Lineker.

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