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February 2, 2015

Sun takes down front-page story about Gary Lineker after legal letter

By Press Gazette

The Sun has taken offline Saturday’s front-page story alleging football pundit Gary Lineker was involved in a tax-avoidance scheme after legal action.

The paper has received a legal letter from Lineker over the front-page story. Mail Online has also taken down a story which followed up The Sun piece and repeated the same allegations.

The Sun story, which Lineker denies, said: "Gary Lineker has been clobbered with a £1.3million bill after investing in controversial tax-break schemes."

Lineker said on Twitter: “The Sun has done another truth avoidance piece on its front page. I look forward to the tiny apology on page 47 in a few weeks time.”

He added later: “Right, lawyer’s on the case. Nothing more from me until the apology.”

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