The 59-year-old, who played for the likes of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur during his career, has been a vocal critic of how the UK government has treated refugees trying to cross the English Channel and wanted to do something to help.
“As we know refugees have always helped to keep our communities safe and make our society stronger. They even brought us fish & chips. Im standing with @RESCUE_UK to #StandWithRefugees.”
Lineker signed up with the charity ‘Refugees at Home’, which will assess his house before placing a guest with the TV presenter.
The organization seeks to connect those with a spare room in their house to refugees and asylum seekers in need of accommodation.
“We hope that by Gary sharing this news with his followers we can spread the word about hosting.”
The former striker said he wasn’t nervous about welcoming a stranger into his house on the outskirts of London.
“I have met scores of young refugees through football schemes and they are genuinely lovely kids and they appreciate any help they can get,” he added.
“I’m sure it will be fine. I have been thinking of doing something like that for a while.
“My kids are all grown up so I’ve got plenty of room so if I can help on a temporary basis then I’m more than happy to do so. Why not?”
CNN has reached out to Lineker’s representatives but is yet to receive a response.
Almost 4,900 people have crossed the Channel in small boats since lockdown began, more than double the amount thought to have crossed in the whole of 2019, according to analysis by PA Media.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said such crossings were “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal.”
“If Gary Lineker wants to email me his full name, address, postcode and details of the accommodation that he currently resides in, I will make sure that’s available for the next boat of illegal immigrants to come and live in — bed and breakfast of course,” Anderson told talkRADIO.
“It’s the liberal left again, virtue signaling, trying to say all the right things, trying to tweet out the right messages on social media to look popular.
“But I’ll tell you what, it’s not popular, because the silent majority in this country are right behind the common sense group.”