The good news is that former England footballer and now star BBC commentator, Gary LinekerHe won a legal battle against the British tax authorities 4.9 million pounds ($6 million). Justice ruled in favor of the goal scorer World Cup Mexico 1986.
The said amount was claimed by the tax authorities for his activities as a presenter between 2013 and 2018, although he ultimately did not have to pay it, the judge accepted. Lineker will contribute as an employee from BBC And Catch game Not as an independent worker as he had contracts with those two channels. Being in a dependent relationship means you don’t have to pay taxes.
Thanks for all the congratulatory messages. “I am delighted that the justice has upheld my position that I have not failed to pay any tax,” Lineker tweeted.But the Treasury will appeal against the sentence, a spokesman for the British company said.
Recently, Lineker has been in the headlines Part of his show since 1999, Today’s match (match of the day)After criticizing Twitter A bill by the Conservative government, which seeks to prevent refugees coming through the English Channel from seeking asylum in the UK, has also been condemned at the UN.
The BBC’s decision sparked a wave of support for the former striker and many of the chain’s collaborators refused to appear on the programme. Subsequently, The BBC Reintegrator is Lineker, 62 and the highest paid worker on the British public channel, returned to present the show last weekend. As reported Daily MailThe BBC star gets paid 1.35 million pounds per year.
Lineker was a figurehead of English football in the eighties and early nineties. At club level, he made his professional debut at Leicester aged 18 and won the Second Division title in 1980. But his local commitment was at Everton in the 1985/1986 season, in which he scored 30 goals and won the Community Shield with his team. He then moved to Barcelona and won the Copa del Rey in 1988, playing there until 1989 when he returned to England to play for Tottenham, with whom he won the FA Cup. .
At the examination level, it premiered in 1984 and shone 1986 World Cup in Mexico In which he scored six goals. He also played in it the world Italy 1990 And, then Euro 1992 in SwedenHe stopped playing with the national jacket.
When he retired from football, Lineker He is the second highest scorer England cheater 48 goalsbehind Bobby CharltonLater though Wayne Rooney Y Harry Kane They surpassed both. After hanging up his boots, he began his media career, working as a television analyst and writing columns for British newspapers.