Gary Lineker laughs off Match of the Day ‘porn noise’ scandal & enjoyed half-time analysis with sex-filled innuendo

GARY Lineker yesterday laughed off the Match of the Day “porn noise” scandal — and said he took great pleasure filling his half-time analysis with sex-filled innuendo.

The presenter said the BBC has had to look at its security measures following YouTuber Daniel “Jarvo” Jarvis’s stunt.

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The presenter said he enjoyed his half-time analysis with sex-filled innuendo – pictured The Sun’s coverage of the story

But Gary, 62, who memorably had an on-pitch “accident” during England’s 1990 World Cup opener, joked: “If you told me yesterday morning that I’d be on the front page of The Sun, involved with a porn ­scandal, I’d have s*** myself — again!”

Gary added: “I thought it was funny, and the YouTube prankster has shown his work.

“It was that loud that I couldn’t really hear myself think, or what the other guys were saying, and realised people could probably hear it at home so I knew I had to both keep it together, whilst also addressing the matter.

“In these situations, you have to keep your head.

“Yes, it’s funny but you can’t overwhelm the show — you can’t ignore it.

“But, and after the studio manager had located the strap-on phone, I started to have a bit of fun with it all.

“So at half-time every question I asked about the analysis, my comments were some kind of reference to it.

“Things like ‘Wolves huffed and puffed’ or ‘the only goal was a screamer — and not the only screamer we had’, and ‘Liverpool pressed really hard in trying to get behind them’ — all that kind of thing.

“It was daft but it really did amuse me. And once I realised it was a prank, I knew that if I started laughing I probably wouldn’t have stopped.

“It was the most surreal and one of the strangest things I’ve ever encountered in broadcasting.”

Prankster Jarvo, a serial pitch invader, had broken into the studio and activated a sexy sounds ring tone on a mobile phone, which he hid on the set.

He then called the phone during Gary’s studio segments at the Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup replay at Molineux on Tuesday.

The BBC later issued a po-faced apology.

But Gary questioned that decision.

He said: “I’m not sure why the BBC apologised because it’s not our fault obviously.

“It’s a security issue, and there is a serious side to it; if someone can do that, they can do something else with something that could be more dangerous.

“But, in this instance, I felt that universally people were finding it really funny.

“And actually I have to agree with them, even if it was at our expense.

“It was enjoyed, I think . . . much like those people on that phone!”

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