Gary Lineker was gutted after learning Harry Maguire’s ‘tweet' about Sweden from 2016 is fake

Sweden v England: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Several England players are doing their reputation no harm in Russia.

Harry Kane is leading the way in the race to win the Golden Boot with six goals.

Kieran Trippier has been brilliant, and so too have Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, Jordan Henderson and John Stones.

Gareth Southgate has managed to get the very best out of his players and it’s paying dividends, with England in the semi-final of the World Cup.

They beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday and will enter the semi-final against Croatia full of confidence.

Croatia beat Russia in a penalty shootout and will have to recover from a gruelling 120 minutes in which Mario Mandzukic could barely walk in extra-time.

Luka Modric and co. will be the toughest side Southgate’s team has faced at the tournament - excusing Belgium, who rested their stars - but England won’t be afraid.

Maguire's fake tweet

Especially when the likes of Kane and Maguire are playing so well.

The Leicester City defender scored the opener against Sweden with a thumping header as he continued his impressive showing in Russia.

England fans are so giddy at what’s going on that they started sharing a tweet that Maguire apparently sent in 2016.

“Just spent four hours putting together a flat-pack f****** desk lamp,” the tweet read.

“I will seek vengeance on the nation of Sweden, in this life or the next.”


It’s a brilliant tweet - but it’s fake.

Unfortunately, many people had retweeted it. Including Gary Lineker.

The Match of the Day host shared the tweet, writing: “This life, Harry. This life.”

Lineker was hugely disappointed to find out that the tweet wasn’t genuine.

“Seems that the Maguire tweet is a fake,” he wrote. “What a bloody shame. 😂😂”.

The person who created the fake tweet even apologised to Lineker.

Just imagine if it was real.

Maguire is one of many players in the squad who wasn’t a part of the horror shows at the World Cup in 2014 or the Euros in 2016.

That seems to be a major factor in England’s run to the semi-final in Russia.

These are young players who aren’t held back from the past and are eager to make their own history.

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