The BBC’s highest-paid Brit-baiter, took the world by surprise today by refraining from comparing Britain to Nazi Germany. For 24 blissful hours, Lineker kept his Twitter feed free from historical hyperbole and refrained from equating minor inconveniences with the atrocities of the past.

The sudden deviation from Lineker’s usual modus operandi left many stunned and bewildered. Social media users, accustomed to waking up to Lineker’s daily dose of World War II comparisons, were left scratching their heads in disbelief.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Lineker’s tweet this morning,” admitted one Twitter user. “I had to do a double-take to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.”

The respite from Lineker’s incessant Nazi analogies was short-lived, however, as the former footballer swiftly returned to form once April Fool’s Day had run its course. Normal service resumed, with Lineker once again likening every political decision he disagrees with to the darkest chapters of human history.

“It was a brief moment of sanity in an otherwise surreal Twitter timeline,” remarked a bemused observer. “But alas, it seems we’re back to the regularly scheduled programming of hyperbole and historical misappropriation.”

While some speculated that Lineker may have finally turned over a new leaf, others dismissed the brief hiatus as nothing more than a cruel April Fool’s prank. Regardless of the reason behind Lineker’s uncharacteristic restraint, one thing remains certain: the sun has set on this fleeting moment of moderation, and the relentless tide of Nazi comparisons continues unabated.