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"Cancel culture is a stain on society – I will continue to say what I feel"
Le Tissier hits back at online trolls trying to censor him
MATT LE TISSIER has vowed to continue to speak his mind on social media after being slammed for comments he made on Twitter.
He posted several remarks on social media about the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic.
It led to many people criticising the 53-year-old, including former footballer Gary Lineker and comedian David Baddiel. But despite the backlash, the former Southampton and England footballer has told GB News that he is not willing to hold back on what he believes in.
He said: “I’ve always been able to take criticism, I’ve got a thick skin and a pretty strong mentality and don’t allow people to cancel me. Cancel culture is a stain on society and I will continue to say what I feel.
“I do that on my Gettr live streams, I have migrated to another social app, I rarely use Twitter and I prefer to use Gettr where I still air my opinions.
“Gettr is pretty much the same as Twitter, a rival to them. But they don’t censor you the way that Twitter do, so you’re allowed to talk about things that Twitter won’t allow you to talk about. And It’s a far better free speech platform at the moment so that’s why I’m there.”
The former Premier League striker says he lost his punditry role at Sky in 2020 because he was a “realist” on Covid issues.
And last month, Le Tissier announced he would be stepping down as a Southampton Football Club ambassador after he tweeted a post which claimed media organisations were lying about the ongoing invasion, including weapons of mass destruction and the “truth about Bucha”.
He then retracted the tweet, adding a post which read: “Deleted previous tweet as people as usual missing the point, the point was about the media manipulation, but you knew that really.”
And then posted another message to make his stance clear, saying: “Let me make something very clear. I do not advocate war in any way shape or form. I do not advocate anyone taking the lives of others and anyone who commits such acts should be dealt with accordingly, any atrocities leave devastating effects on the families of the victims and us all.”
Le Tissier has been one of the few bold enough to stand up to what he sees as media censorship.
He has been a frequent campaigner for an investigation into the unusually high number of athletes – especially footballers – who have collapsed suddenly. He has also highlighted the number of medical emergencies in the crowds at football matches, all of which have coincided with the roll-out of the Covid jab.
Le Tissier wants an open and thorough investigation into what is causing such serious issues and, in an exclusive interview with News Uncut in February, revealed that world football union FIFPRO has told him that they were carrying out such a probe – adding that they did not want to announce it officially for fear of causing panic.
None of the mainstream media in the UK have questioned such events, which forms a large part of Le Tissier’s argument.
In that interview, Le Tissier had said: “The silence in the mainstream media has been quite incredible. I went through my entire career of 17 years not seeing one player collapse on a football pitch with heart problems, not a single one. And to see the volume of people that we’ve been seeing over this last year has just been utterly bizarre. And yet there’s complete silence from all parts of the mainstream media. They just seem to be turning a blind eye to it.”