When the deeply unpleasant Kelvin MacKenzie returned to his spiritual home at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun this week, he lost no time in setting his trousers well and truly alight, as Zelo Street readers will have seen, pretending that he’s not into demeaning women and dissing gays, which he did rather a lot of when he edited the Sun. To make that fire burn a little brighter, Kel indulged in a side order of smearing.
The Truth is he's a sleazebag
His target on this occasion was BBC presenter and pundit Gary Lineker, who was, let us not forget, a highly successful footballer, rather than someone like Kel who just shoots his North and South off about it. Lineker is also the established lead presenter of the Beeb’s Match Of The Day, and probably earns a lot more than Kel, so that makes him fair game for the old e-kicking in the minds of Sun regulars.
“I’d never ‘let it be known’ I’d leave the BBC if we lost MOTD. Kelvin MacKenzie telling lies. Who’d have thought?” he Tweeted. However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, Lineker has next to no chance of getting redress, even if he were to take Rupe’s downmarket troops to the cleaners. And he can forget getting anything approaching common sense out of IPSO. Why so? Ah well.
[UPDATE 1555 hours: as commenter Tresor Lumaya has pointed out, Kel's column follows on from what Charles Sale said in the Mail last Friday. This is how he put it: "The loss of Match of the Day highlights rights in the Premier League auction could trigger the departure of star football presenter Gary Lineker from the BBC ... BT Sport have coveted Lineker as their Champions League host since they won the rights from Sky in November 2013 in a three-year agreement with UEFA that starts next season".
Having checked Lineker's Twitter feed for the period since Sale's column went live, there is no comment on that suggestion, and so he has, as I said, allowed it to stand, and has therefore "let it be known".
So that is how Kelvin McFilth will justify his supposed journalism against any complaint that Lineker may make. It's crap punditry, selective argument and lazily constructed. But Kel can legally stand it up, he's getting paid for it, and apart from that he's thick skinned enough not to care. And so he doesn't]