February 1st, Oracle Films published this wide-ranging interview with the former England international and Southampton club soccer player.
An exceptional midfielder and excellent penalty taker, after retiring from playing Le Tissier became a football pundit – most notably with Sky Sports. All was well1Nothing unusual reported on his Wikipedia entry as of June 2020. until August 2020 when “he was dropped” by Sky Sports.
Probably just a coincidence but that was around the time he was becoming more vocal about the Covid response. But it meant his Wikipedia entry needed at least this addition:
In 2020, Le Tissier became an outspoken critic on the reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, with several tweets in which he criticised what he deemed to be an “overreaction” from the government and media, among others opposing lockdowns and mask orders. An image he posted on Twitter which implied a comparison between the Holocaust and having to wear masks during the pandemic was deleted.Wikipedia, April 24th, 2021
Le Tissier then began to comment on and question the growing numbers of athletes AND sports fans collapsing. So by August 2021 someone had added this sentence:
In 2021, Le Tissier drew widespread criticism when he again promoted conspiracy theories. He tweeted a post suggesting that Christian Eriksen’s on-pitch cardiac arrest was an adverse reaction to being vaccinated.Wikipedia, August 20th, 2021
Matt Le Tissier… football star… tv pundit… turned conspiracy theorist.
Welcome to the club Mr. Le Tissier!
Thank you Oracle Films.
- 1Nothing unusual reported on his Wikipedia entry as of June 2020.