Lineker's Bar in Magaluf closes for the rest of year due to strict new Spanish coronavirus laws

BRIT-favourite Lineker's Bar in Magaluf has been forced to close until 2021 due to new Spanish restrictions being enforced.

The bar, owned by footballer Gary Lineker's brother Wayne Lineker, made the announcement on social media.

Spain, which has seen rising coronavirus cases taking the total to 384,270, the highest in Europe, has announced a number of new measures in place to slow the spread of the virus.

Pool parties have been banned across Majorca and Ibiza, while smoking has been banned in public across a number of Spanish regions.

Many bars and restaurants, particularly along the Magaluf strip, have been forced to follow new curfews too with closures at 1am, while many have closed altogether after tourists failed to social distance.

Lineker's Bar explained on Facebook: "Well we tried to open, safety first, no music inside, nobody allowed inside, distance…staff ready to work until end October… no words to describe this surrealistic situation, we only wanted to work following all the rules but the authorities forced us to close.

"Thank you everybody the lovers and the haters we love you all. Next year we will come back better and stronger."


Fans of the bar were disappointed to hear the news, with one social media user commenting: "That’s soo sad."

Another person added: "Spent many hours in there, at least yous tried, here's to next year!"

In June, Wayne announced new changes to be expected at the bar that they had to enforce to be allowed to open.

This included no dance floor and more security to enforce social distancing.

He explained on This Morning: "There's not going to be a dancefloor this year which is a shame but current times make sure that's not a possibility."

"We just want to be very safe for the clients."

The bar owner was in hot water earlier this month and dubbed "gross" after a video showed him choosing a young “date” from his Ibiza club staff and pushing “rejects” into the pool.

Wayne was savaged on social media, with people saying it made “nauseating” viewing, as he shoved the chests of orange swimwear-clad young women to make them topple into the water.

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