Wayne Lineker, 62, breaks silence after footage of star being knocked out by thug in Ibiza emerges

Wayne Lineker

Wayne Lineker has spoken out after being knocked out in Ibiza

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies


Published: 13/06/2024

- 07:55

Updated: 13/06/2024

- 07:57

The 62-year-old was reportedly protecting a female friend prior to the incident

Wayne Lineker, 62, has returned to social media for the first time since footage of him being knocked unconscious emerged.

The brother of Gary Lineker was recorded in an altercation with a group of males in Ibiza on Wednesday morning when the punch took place.


The bar owner was left unconscious on the ground at around 4am outside Eden Bar, San Antonio following an altercation.

According to the Sun, Lineker was laid out cold for six minutes while friends and concerned onlookers gathered around.

The man who hit Lineker did so in response to Lineker reportedly trying to defend a female friend who'd been pestered by a group of partygoers.

The dad of four ignored the incident as he returned to social media on Wednesday with a poignant post for his son Freddie's birthday.

Wayne Lineker

Wayne Lineker was reportedly knocked out after defending a female friend

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Lineker penned alongside a video of his son: "Sorry @freddie_lineker you won’t like me for this but as a dad it’s very special…

"Happy 20th birthday to my special handsome boy and superstar DJ... keep doing what’s you’re doing. Big things coming your way and to your credit without any help from me!!

"'Dad I got this., Appreciate you wanting to help me but I need to this myself'. So proud of you when you said this to me. Love you #myboy." (sic)

Several of Lineker's one million followers were quick to react to the post, with many wishing his son a happy birthday while others expressed their well wishes for his own wellbeing.

An 18-year-old witness described the incident as "horrible" after seeing Lineker knocked unconscious.

"It was horrible - he looked like he could have been dead at one point," they told the Sun.

"Wayne just fell on the floor and the man and his friends ran off. He was completely unconscious.

"He wasn't really speaking much when he did eventually come back round.

"I stayed to help him and the police turned up but they weren't there for long and didn't really do much and left quickly."

As well as the tribute to his son, Lineker has also began sharing a series of promo snaps for Ibiza events as he seeks to put the incident behind him.

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