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Gary Lineker, Dion Dublin and Ian Wright poke fun at Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette

It wasn’t the conventional witty remark from Gary Lineker, but rather some dramatic acting which the BBC host and his panel used to end Match of the Day and poke fun at Alexandre Lacazette after his antics in Arsenal‘s Premier League stalemate at Burnley.

Along with Dion Dublin and former Gunners striker Ian Wright, Lineker was joined by the duo as they screamed in fake agony while grasping their legs in jest, but the former Barcelona star was the only one who took his exaggeration to the next level by falling to the floor.

It was an obvious play at mimicking French forward Lacazette’s cries of pain after being on the receiving end of an Erik Pieters challenge during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Sean Dyche’s men on Saturday lunchtime.

Gary Lineker, Dion Dublin and Ian Wright poked fun at Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette after screaming in fake agony

Gary Lineker, Dion Dublin and Ian Wright poked fun at Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette after screaming in fake agony

Gary Lineker, Dion Dublin and Ian Wright poked fun at Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette after screaming in fake agony

Lacazette writhed around on the floor after an Erik Pieters tackle in their draw at Burnley

Lacazette writhed around on the floor after an Erik Pieters tackle in their draw at Burnley

Lacazette writhed around on the floor after an Erik Pieters tackle in their draw at Burnley

The screams from the 29-year-old France international were audible even with artificial crowd noise to viewers watching BT Sport at home, with the forward writhing around on the pitch holding his Achilles following the challenge.

The striker did rise to his feet moments later and did not appear to suffer from any problem related to the foul and completed the remainder of the second half at Turf Moor after coming on as a substitute.

Lineker, after the video had gone viral on social media, later tweeted: ‘Got to keep up with the modern game,’ followed by three laughing emojis and a faceplam emoji.

Before their fake screams, the trio had made a Scream-o-meter and isolated the cry of pain in a clear reference to Burnley boss Sean Dyche’s post match comments. 

The screams from the 29-year-old were audible even for those watching at home on TV

The screams from the 29-year-old were audible even for those watching at home on TV

The screams from the 29-year-old were audible even for those watching at home on TV

Dyche – in reference to the challenge made by Bukayo Saka on Matej Vydra in the first half, which was not given as a penalty – said: ‘Matej turns to shoot, the lad [Saka] clearly makes contact, that deviates his foot from striking the ball properly, but he doesn’t fall over or scream.

‘That’s a big thing, I was interested in that today. They should monitor the volume and see how loud people scream and see if they get a free kick for it.

‘He doesn’t do that and we get nothing. I just think we’ve got to be a bit careful with where it’s going. 

No serious injury was caused and substitute Lacazette was able to complete the second half

No serious injury was caused and substitute Lacazette was able to complete the second half

No serious injury was caused and substitute Lacazette was able to complete the second half

In a later answer, Dyche added: ‘And the screaming. Some real good screaming today, on the scream-o-meter, probably the highest I have heard in a long time. There was a new level of screaming today.

‘I am not adding screaming to any particular player. The game in general I thought was full of that and I thought it was a nonsense.’

The draw was another dent in the Gunners’ slim hopes of qualifying for Europe through the league, with Chris Wood pouncing on Granit Xhaka’s error to cancel out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener. 

Burnley boss Sean Dyche referred to a 'scream-o-meter' in his post-match comments

Burnley boss Sean Dyche referred to a 'scream-o-meter' in his post-match comments

Burnley boss Sean Dyche referred to a ‘scream-o-meter’ in his post-match comments 

Dyche credited Matej Vydra for not screaming in a penalty appeal from Bukayo Saka's tackle

Dyche credited Matej Vydra for not screaming in a penalty appeal from Bukayo Saka's tackle

Dyche credited Matej Vydra for not screaming in a penalty appeal from Bukayo Saka’s tackle

Source: Daily

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