Match of the Day presenter Gary Linker, 59, has decided to hit back at social media trolls by speaking out about their constant “lack of empathy” in a time where people need support more than ever. The BBC broadcaster wrote how the masses of online abuse is “f*****g astonishing” on his Twitter page today.
It comes after Gary tweeted to his 7.6 million followers: “Twitter is something else.
“Even trying to garner a little support for people whose livelihoods are in great jeopardy can result in getting abuse,” he declared.
“The lack of empathy, of some people on here, is actually quite f****g astonishing.”
Soon after, many rushed to the comments section to express their thoughts to the former England captain.
He wrote: “Done. Save Our Theatre,” while sharing a tweet which read: “I’ve just emailed my MP asking them to call on the government to Save Theatre in the UK. Join me.”
However, despite his efforts, one Twitter user replied: “Not many working class step foot in theatres plenty more worthy causes.”
The TV host then shared their response and hit back by writing: “Here we go. Someone doesn’t like theatre and resorts to whataboutery.
“Plenty of working-class people go to the theatre.”