Name error raises a smile for Gary Lineker – Sunday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from December 20.


Gary Lineker laughed off a typo ahead of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Mo Salah celebrated Liverpool’s hammering of Crystal Palace.

FIFA congratulated Celtic on their quadruple-treble achievement.

But there’s not much to celebrate for Arsenal’s players.

Wayne Rooney’s foundation has made a donation to fund Childline on Christmas Day.

Ben Godfrey humbly took acclaim for his display in Everton’s win against Arsenal.

Pick. That. Out.

And the wonder goals kept coming for United.

Rafael Leao and AC Milan set a new Serie A record – scoring after six seconds!


Lee Westwood gave jockey Hollie Doyle his support ahead of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

England’s Stuart Broad is also in the running.

Or could Ronnie O’Sullivan take the crown?


Ollie Pope’s comeback is progressing.

Agonisingly close for Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez!

Dan Christian was on fire in the Big Bash.


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez sealed a unanimous decision after a dominant performance over Liverpool’s Callum Smith.

Nicola Adams reflected on her Strictly Come Dancing journey with Katya Jones.

Formula One

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton thanked his team for another successful year.

Hamilton was also enjoying a relaxing Sunday.

Alexander Albon has vowed to fight for a spot on the grid in 2022 after being replaced at Red Bull by Sergio Perez.


Michael Van Gerwen made an ominous start to his World Championship bid.

Dmitriy Gorbunov has moves to rival Dimitri Van Den Bergh.


Justin Rose has a glitzy new motor.