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Gary Lineker admits he 'doesn't understand' new Sky Sports feature that we see every weekend

Gary Lineker admits he 'doesn't understand' new Sky Sports feature that we see every weekend

Gary Lineker is not a fan of Sky Sports' feature seen on weekly football coverage.

Gary Lineker has admitted he "doesn't understand" the new feature which makes up part of Sky Sports' coverage of the Premier League.

In Arsenal's win over Brentford on Saturday evening, the broadcaster used a new camera angle feature which divided fans.

But it was the goings on a day later in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Manchester City which irked former England striker Lineker.

Peter Drury was the main commentator, with Gary Neville also in the gantry as co-commentator.

But there was also a third individual involved in the coverage as Mike Dean was in the mix to give insight on refereeing calls.

Dean joined Sky in the summer after stepping down from his position as a VAR official.

He is a regular on Soccer Saturday but he was also asked to explain Michael Oliver's thinking with certain calls at Anfield during the game.

Yet Lineker is not a fan of referees being on co-commentary and believes their input is a bit pointless.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Speaking on the Rest is Football podcast following a discussion about Ederson giving away a penalty, Lineker said: "What is it with Sky and this co-commentary with a referee thing? It’s kind of drifted in, I think BT did it a little bit…

“During the game, I don’t really understand it. It’s almost like saying that you pundits don’t understand the laws of the game.”

Micah Richards, who works for Sky, said that not all pundits do know the laws and often "get it wrong".

But Lineker wasn't having it and said that all pundits should know the ins and outs like the back of their hand.

And he feels as though the referees are just stating the obvious and not adding something new.

He continued: You can see if it’s a foul or not. It’s blindingly obvious things - it’s just something with me…

“Obviously, broadcasters are looking to try and change things and do something a little bit different and all that, but I do find that one a tad odd.

“Have one if there’s something actually contentious at some point, maybe, but we know a foul, we know the laws of the game.”

Featured Image Credit: Rest of Football & Sky Sports

Topics: Gary Lineker, Sky Sports, Mike Dean