A Tory MP Tried To Make A Point About Match Of The Day And It Backfired Spectacularly
Scott Benton tried to take a swipe at Gary Lineker
A Tory MP was roasted on Twitter after he waded into the Gary Lineker row by insisting Match of the Day is better without him.
Scott Benton said it was the “best episode in years” even though it only last 20 minutes and had no presenter, pundits or regular commentators.
The Blackpool South MP said the earlier-than-usual finish meant “I could make the pub for last orders”.
He then added “What’s not to like” with a ‘shrug’ emoji.
👍 Best #MatchOfTheDay episode in years.
⚽️ Had all the goals in
🤫No ‘expert’ analysis
🍺 And finished quicker than usual so I could make the pub for last orders.
What’s not to like 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/Ky35Dexmd0
— Scott Benton MP 🇬🇧🏴 🍊 (@ScottBentonMP) March 11, 2023
But almost immediately, Twitter users pointed out the basic flaws in his argument.
Some poked fun at the MP’s suggestion that Match of the Day doesn’t normally show all of that day’s Premier League goals.
Benton's comment got roasted
Benton's tweet backfired
Others cast doubt on his comment about going to the pub after the programme ended.
Twitter users cast doubt on Benton's claims
Twitter users doubted Benton's comments
Benton's tweet sparked a backlash
Others, however, were more succinct in their criticism of the MP’s tweet.
Absolutely tragic https://t.co/R3bRpA7qlH
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) March 12, 2023