Wayne Lineker has hit back at haters who mean ‘absolutely nothing’ to him after a video was shared of him picking which ‘dream doll’ to take on a date at his club in Ibiza – knocking them in the pool by their chests.
The club owner, 58, sparked outrage on social media when the video of him, which was shared on Instagram late last month, resurfaced on Twitter – with many branding him ‘creepy’ and calling his social media posts ‘absolutely gross’.
However, Gary Lineker’s brother has since spoken out on Instagram and told how his date stunt was met with ‘75% love.’
He penned: ‘I’m still here and going nowhere.️ I was trending No 1 in the UK on twitter yesterday with 75 percent love and 25 percent hate. But it was the hate that sparked the trending… It’s the 75 that I care about…The rest of you mean absolutely nothing to me and never will so hate all you like.’
Wayne Lineker, 58, has responded to the backlash he received on social media after posting a video of him shoving women into a pool by their chests at his club O Beach in Ibiza (pictured)
The club owner (pictured) took to instagram and told how he was trending No 1 in the UK on Twitter with 75 percent love and 25 percent hate
Wayne went on to say that it’s the 75 that he cares about – before adding ‘the rest of you mean absolutely nothing to me and never will so hate all you like’ (pictured)
‘Just please remember I have children that I love and care about and your weirdo basement loser comments may hurt them and that’s not cool.
‘Thing is 25 you all come and ask me for a pic pretending we’re mates. What’s that about.’
In the clip that has sparked outrage, Wayne looks at the camera and says, ‘It’s time to pick which dream doll I’m taking out on a date’ before rubbing his palms with hand sanitizer.
One by one he looks at the young women wearing orange swimsuits and shoves them into the pool by pushing his hand on their chest at his club O Beach in Ibiza, which is often host to famous faces and reality stars.
He rubs hand santizer into his hands as he speaks to the camera to explain he is picking who to take on a date
Eventually he picks former Love Island contestant Katie Salmon to ‘take on a date’ and they walk off arm in arm as she says: ‘Obviously I’m the champion.’
People took to Twitter to express their outrage at the video, including pro-boxer Stacey Copeland.
The Commonwealth champion said: ‘Watching this video Wayne Lineker posted of himself choosing which ‘dream doll’ he’d be taking on a date, what does it make you think or feel?
He eventually picks his business partner and former Love Island contestant Katie Salmon and she cheers as the pair walk off arm in arm
Pro-boxer Stacey Copeland said the video made he think she is glad to speak up on gender equality and branded Wayne’s Facebook page as ‘absolutely gross’
‘It makes me think that I’m glad I speak up on gender equality for both genders, because we can all do better than this. Your thoughts?’
Stacey went on to comment that Wayne Lineker’s Facebook page is ‘absolutely gross’.
Another Twitter user replied to Stacey: ‘I hate the thought of people watching that and thinking of it as aspirational.’
In response to the video others said it ‘made their skin crawl’ and some drew comparisons between Wayne and the founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner.
One wrote: ‘Imagine if Hugh Hefner were cloned using scraps of meat from a cheap butchers shop in a covered market. Imagine he was raised in a tanning machine and fed entirely on Wetherspoons breakfasts and Creatine. Congratulations, you have imagined Wayne Lineker.’
Twitter users shared their disgust at the video of club owner Wayne pushes the women in the pool
Another said: ‘Some people would say Wayne Lineker is living the dream. I think he comes across as a slimy creep. YUK!’
The women in the video are part of the Dreamdolls group which tour around Ibiza dancing and performing for crowds on the white isle.
Wayne Lineker and Katie Salmon are business partners for the group of six whose talents include ballet dancing, twerking, aerial hoop and contortion.
Katie was quick to jump to Wayne’s defence, commenting: ‘You all need to chill out. Wayne is my business partner we’re just having banter videos done! We are all independent nice women. Half of my girls are taken. Wayne has banter. Don’t look to deep into social media you fools.’
People have taken to social media to express their outrage at the video and have branded Wayne Lineker as a ‘creep’
Wayne pictured with partying England footballer Dele Alli at his club O Beach in Ibiza
Jonathan Hutchinson (pictured), who played for Birmingham City in the Premier League, broke his neck while partying at the Ocean Beach Club – set up by Gary’s brother Wayne Lineker
Commenting on Wayne’s original Instagram post, Geordie Shore star Scotty T said: ‘Rest for me then….’
Earlier this year the O Beach owner was sued for £8.5million after former Premier League footballer Jonathan ‘Joey’ Hutchinson was paralysed after diving into the club’s pool.
The former Birmingham City defender was discovered by other guest ‘floating in the pool’ at the resort which was called Ocean Beach Club at the time of the incident in June 2016.
The Middlesbrough-born 37-year-old is now tetraplegic – afflicted by ‘impaired ability to move his shoulders, elbows, wrists and otherwise total paralysis of his body’.
He claimed the incident could have been avoided had there been easily visible signs warning that diving was banned.