The wife of TV soccer pundit Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to express her shock at a Doncaster man who had a bizarre tribute to her husband tattooed on his bum.
Danielle Lineker used social media to tell her 25,000 followers that she thought the artwork by football fan Jonno Scott was a “joke.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed how Mr Scott had had the message “Gary Lineker Sh*gs Crisps” tattooed onto his bottom, with photos of the artwork going viral on the internet and being picked up by a series of global news sources.
So far, the former England football legend, who now hosts BBC’s Match Of The Day, has remained tight-lipped about the matter, but last night Danielle, who uses her maiden name of Danielle Bux on Twitter responded after being shown the pictures of the Doncaster man’s backside by a fellow tweeter.
DJ and producer Rodney Watson tweeted the pair a link to the news story and said: “Have you seen this Gary?!!”
Danielle, who is the soccer ace’s second wife was quick to respond and replied: “I thought it was a joke. A transfer tattoo. Surely not for real?!!!”
It has also emerged that Channel 4 show Bodyshockers, which tells stories of people who have regretted tattoos and plastic surgery, has also been in touch with Mr Scott on Twitter with a view to him sharing his tale on the programme.
The offbeat phrase inked onto Mr Scott’s derriere first came to popularity at last year’s Glastonbury Festival after a flag sporting the message was spotted in the crowd.
The message began circulating on social media again over the weekend at this year’s festival, with friends of Jonno, who goes by the handle “jonnoNUFC” on Twitter revealing his body illustration a little later.
Lineker has been the face of Walkers Crisps in their TV advertising campaigns for many years.
“I thought it was a joke. A transfer tattoo. Surely not for real?!!!”Danielle Lineker
Scott tweeted Lineker a picture of his bottom with the caption: “Hi Gary I’m a massive fan of yours.”
But swiftly regretted the decision and later tweeted: “I regret that tattoo already ffs.”
It is understood the Royal Navy man got the tattoo as part of a drunken dare.
He followed that up shortly afterwards with another tweet expressing how his mother was not too happy with his artwork, writing: “It’s fair to say my mams not over the moon.”
But as news outlets picked up on the story he appeared to be coming round to the decision and tweeted: “AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AM FAMOUS.”
He later deleted several of the tweets as worldwide interest in the artwork escalated.
The story has been picked up by a number of global news organisations including The Huffington Post, Daily Mirror, Eurosport, Yahoo and Buzzfeed.