Watch: Lineker honors Leicester pledge, hosts BBC's Match of the Day in underwear
After Leicester City’s miraculous title-winning 2015-16 campaign Gary Lineker kept his promise on Saturday as the new Premier League season kicked off.
Lineker said last season that he’d host his first Match of the Day show on BBC of the 2016-17 campaign wearing just his underwear if Leicester, his former club, managed to win the league. It was December at the time, and even with Leicester's impressive start to the season, there was seemingly no way the Foxes would continue their run of form and overcome the 5,000-1 preseason odds they faced to lift the trophy.
Well, they did, and so Lineker followed through on his pledge.
To be fair, those are what we might call shorts in the U.S., but the idea is there.
Leicester’s new season got off to a slower start on Saturday, as the defending champions fell to Hull City 2–1 in their opening match. And Lineker himself doesn't think a repeat is in the cards, not after the loss of vital central midfielder N'Golo Kante to Chelsea.