Former England international Gary Lineker took time off to count his blessings as he shared a rare snap with his four lookalike sons on Monday as they enjoyed a family Sunday dinner.
The former Leicester City and Everton ace, 59, took to Instagram to post the photo which saw him pose with children George, 28, Harry, 26, Tobias, 24 and Angus, 22.
Gary captioned the snap with: ‘The boys.’ while his eldest son George also shared the same image to his own Instagram, which he captioned: ‘Sundays with the elites.’
Fans couldn’t get over the snap with several people joking they should become a five-a-side football team and others commenting on their similarities.
In April 2019, the former footballer reflected on the heartbreaking moment he was told eldest son George might only have hours to live after he was struck down with a rare form of leukaemia as a baby.
George, now 28, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia as a baby after Gary, then in his early thirties, and ex-wife Michelle noticed a lump on their young son’s head.
The youngster was treated at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, and former Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Gary, admitted that they were given the sobering news that his chances of survival were minimal.
‘I could cope with it while he was ill,’ he told the BLANK podcast. ‘I could cope with it while I felt there was hope.
There were a couple of times where we were told he might not make it through the night.
‘But again that was a different feeling, it wasn’t a depressing feeling, it was more of a fear, and I used to have these awful dreams occasionally of carrying him in a little white coffin.’
He added: ‘We didn’t lose him so I don’t feel we were dreadfully unfortunate. I think we’re unbelievably fortunate because the odds of him not making it were very low. ‘
Gary has since supported children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign in a bid to raise awareness and raise the much need funds. Lineker made over 80 appearances for the Three lions scoring 48 goals in the bargain. He played for Barcelona from 1986-1989 scoring 42 goals in 103 appearances.