Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said “tell Gary Lineker to f*** off” without realising he was on air in Canada while speaking to a Match of the Day reporter.
Speaking before a post-match interview following his side’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, Warnock got wind of who he was speaking to and said:
Match of the Day? Tell Gary Lineker to f*** off. Oh, have you caught that on camera?
He called me Colin. Can I say, ‘I’m Colin here’? You don’t know why I’m Colin do you? Right.
Warnock is referred to as ‘Colin’ by his detractors as his name is an anagram of ‘Colin W*nker’.
BBC anchor Lineker used the epithet when tweeting a link to Warnock’s recent pro-Brexit comments, in which he said “to hell with the rest of the world”.
Neil Warnock not knowing cameras were rolling and telling an MOTD reporter to tell Gary Lineker to fuck off because he calls him Colin is everything I ever wanted it to be: pic.twitter.com/AyGgDD84sO
— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) February 2, 2019
The Bluebirds claimed a valuable three points in their fight against relegation thanks to two goals from Bobby Reid.
It was their first home game since the disappearance of new signing Emiliano Sala in a plane crash.