Thousands of people have responded to a tweet by football legend Gary Lineker after his mother's car was stolen.
Some rotter has stolen my mum's car after dialysis in Leicester. Silver/grey Corsa EX09TXE. I'll reward any help with return. RT please.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 29, 2013
The sports broadcaster put the tweet online at 11.49am yesterday and less than 48 hours later more than 14,700 people had re-tweeted his message.
Lineker, 53, also said a lot of his mother's possessions were in the car because she was moving house and said that she was "heartbroken".
The Match Of The Day presenter added: "For all those who are trying to help, thank you. And for all those doing the, why only a Corsa joke, she's well into her 70's kids. Haha"
Lineker asked for anyone with any information to contact the police.