Today's paper (May 19) features the front page headline 'Lineker: England team are losers'. In the article, the former footballer is quoted as saying that fans will "end up disappointed as usual", in extracts taken out of context from an upcoming Reader's Digest interview.
"Headline in tomorrow's Daily Star is a disgrace. I never said 'England team are losers'. Please change late editions. #outrageous," Lineker wrote on Twitter last night.
"Is it any surprise the Newspaper industry is dying? How can they use a front page headline that is complete fabrication? If anyone has a recording of me uttering the words 'England team are losers' I'll resign. Daily Star #changethefrontpage."
He later added: "Have text from Daily Star saying 'only says this in headline, the story itself does not suggest this is your quote'. Oh that's alright then.
"I have now received an apology from the editor of the Daily Star. Wonder if I'll get one in the paper?"
Joey Barton recently threatened to "expose" the sports broadcaster, branding him an "odious little toad".