Gary Lineker is SLAMMED ‘tone-deaf’ after referring to October 7 attacks in Israel as ‘the Hamas thing’

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Controversy-prone Gary Lineker has been slammed for making ‘tone-deaf’ comments about the ongoing war in Gaza.

What He Said

The BBC commentator referred to the October 7 attacks on Israel as ‘the Hamas thing’ on the British-American broadcaster Medhi Hasan’s Medhi Unfiltered programme. 

Lineker said: ‘I can’t think of anything that I’ve seen worse in my lifetime. The constant images of children losing their lives day in, day out.

‘Now obviously we all know October 7 happened, and the Hamas thing, but the minute you raise your voice against what they’re now doing there, you get accused of being a supporter of Hamas.’ 

People & Organization React

Lineker has since been slammed for his comments, with claims they minimised the atrocities of the October 7 attacks. 

A spokesperson for the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) said: ‘Gary is not a lone heroic voice: he is one of a mob offering up one-sided, tone-deaf interventions on social media. 

‘It has not escaped anyone’s notice that, despite his clear interest in the topic and social media habit, he has barely commented on the worst anti-Semitic atrocity since the Holocaust on October 7 – ‘the Hamas thing’, as he now reluctantly referred to it in passing.’ 

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The CAA added: ‘Far from being silenced, Mr Lineker’s stance has become so normalised – and the voice of the mob of which he is part has grown so loud – that  the BBC is desensitised to it and regularly ignores the clear breaches of its impartiality guidelines that these interventions represent.’ 

October 7 Hamas’s Attack Updates

Unicef confirmed more than 14,000 children have been killed and 12,000 wounded in Gaza since Hamas’s attacks on Israel on October 7 last year. More than 33,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza. 

More than 1,100 people died in Hamas’s attack against Israel on October 7, while more than 250 were taken to Gaza as hostages, Israeli tallies say. 

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