The company behind the underwear brand Shreddies are to send a pair to football pundit and ex-player, Gary Lineker, so he can fulfil his bold pledge to present Match of the Day in his underpants if Leicester City Football Club wins the Premier League.
The Leicester-based manufacturer, which claims to have revolutionised the undergarment world with its invention of the flatulence-filtering pants, has promised to provide a specially-produced pair of briefs – prices start at £24 a pair – for the occasion.
Lineker made the vow on Twitter in December, tweeting “YES! If Leicester with the @premierleague I’ll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies” after LCFC beat Chelsea 2-1, taking them two points clear at the top of the league, and they are currently five points clear with four games remaining.
Shreddies manager Richard Woolley told the Leicester Mercury: “We are searching for a special fabric in the Leicester City blue for the underwear. We will be in contact with Gary’s people to find out what size to produce the pants in. We are a local company, he is a local lad – it is a perfect fit”
Will Gary be as good as his word, or will his oath be gone with the wind? He’s well-known as a decent chap, so we’re pretty sure that he will gird his loins and not make a thong and dance about it.