– Gary Lineker has initiated self-isolation code – The 59-year-old former footballer confirmed he was exposed to his son who showed symptoms of coronavirus – Lineker said his 28-year-old son George is already feeling sick Former Premier League star turned football analyst Gary Lineker has put himself under self-isolation after his son George showed symptoms of coronavirus. The former England international had called on the government to initiate total lockdown in the United Kingdom after the people failed to take the government’s advice. Nothing less than 24 hours after the former Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur star has locked himself away from every other member of his family. Daily Star reports that both father and son spent some time together recently before the 28-year-old started to feel sick.
Lineker confirmed the development on his official Twitter: “In self-isolation as @GeorgeLineker has symptoms.
They’re not the regular ones, but complete loss of sense of taste and smell. Odd these have not been pointed out much. “Been nearly a week and has spent time at mine. I’ve been vigilant, hand washing/distancing but isolation it is.” Although most European Leagues have been put on hold due to the deadly virus, the publication revealed that Lineker continued his punditry job.
Match of the Day was replaced by Mrs. Brown’s Boys on BBC1 on Saturday 14 much to the displeasure of footie fans. Lineker was also part of the highlights show in the company of Alan Shearer and Ian Wright where they discussed their best ever Premier League captains.
With all football activities on hold, the analyst has also been doing a podcast for the BBC with Shearer and Wright, however, it may have been suspended given the latest update.
The former Barcelona striker also raised concerns with regards to some of George’s less common symptoms shown.
Meanwhile, the pundit told his 7.5 million followers on Twitter and added: “Worth being careful if you lose your sense of taste and smell. You could unknowingly have the virus.