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Gary Lineker recalls that embarrassing Italia '90 moment with the perfect emoji

Remember the time he, erm, ‘relaxed’ himself during the World Cup Group F opener?

“I WAS NOT very well. I was poorly at half-time and I carried one. A ball went down the left hand side and I did try to tackle someone, stretched, relaxed myself…”

“I was very fortunate it rained that night… it was messy.”

Today marks 25 years since Ireland played England at the 1990 World Cup.

Kevin Sheedy’s 73rd minute strike cancelled out Gary Lineker’s early opener in the 1-1 draw in Cagliari, but the Match Of the Day presenter chose to remember a different moment in the game by tweeting a single emoji today.

Lineker, who had a bad dose of the runs that day, is seen wiping himself on the grass after the embarrassing mishap. Watch it here:

Source: TiddyVids/YouTube

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