Gary Lineker accepts human rights award with call to show refugees more compassion | Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker said people need to show “more compassion, empathy and kindness” towards refugees as the Match of the Day presenter collected an award in Rome on Wednesday.

Lineker was in the Italian capital to receive a “Sport and Human Rights” award from Amnesty International for “his strong commitment towards immigration and human rights issues” following his criticism in March of the language used by UK government ministers when discussing asylum policy.

The former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker has in turn come under fire from Conservative MPs for accepting the award,…


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