Twitter users respond in their droves to Gary Lineker's stolen car appeal

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When Gary Lineker took to Twitter to lambast the 'rotters' who stole his mother's Vauxhall Corsa as she received dialysis treatment, he probably didn't expect to have over 12,000 followers offer their support within minutes.

But the Match of the Day presenter was thankful to the hordes of followers who instantly offered to help by re-tweeting the post.

The original post, sent to Twitter on Friday said:
Lineker then followed it up with a message that explained that many of his mother's personal possessions were in the car at the time as she was in the middle of a house move, and that she was 'heartbroken'.

Not every Twitter user was quite so helpful as many questioned the successful footy ace as to why his mother was driving a 2009 Vauxhall Corsa and not something more flashy.

Lineker responded with:
There has been no follow up from the ex-England striker on the whereabouts of the missing vehicle but he has encouraged anyone with information to contact police and not post to his timeline as the weight of responses has made it "hard to see all Tweets".