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30/11/2013 15:41 GMT

Thousands Respond To Gary Lineker's Twitter Appeal For Mum's Stolen Car

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Gary Lineker

Thousands of people have responded to a tweet by football legend Gary Lineker after his mother's car was stolen.

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.