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FIFPRO investigating rise in heart issues
They still refuse to consider jab as a cause, while FA and PFA ignore issue entirely
By Oliver May
WORLD footballing union FIFPRO are investigating the dramatic increase in heart issues since 2021 – but do not want to announce it for fear of causing panic.
Heart problems in footballers increased by 300 per cent on the 12-year average last year [31 between 2008 and 2020 and 36 in 2021 alone] but the Football Association, the Professional Footballers’ Association and FIFPRO have refused to consider whether Covid-19 jabs are the cause.
In addition, there have been at least 21 ‘medical emergencies’ in UK football crowds this season, with three confirmed deaths.
Only FIFPRO bothered to return News Uncut’s calls. We were ignored by the FA and the PFA.
News Uncut understands that FIFPRO is talking to other sporting organisations, with a huge increase in the numbers of heart-related injuries and deaths in sport across the globe, but are concerned about using the word ‘investigation’ officially.
Former Southampton and England footballer Matt Le Tissier, however, told News Uncut that FIFPRO confirmed to him they were now carrying out a full investigation.
But in discussions with us, FIFPRO refused to consider Covid-19 jabs as a possible cause and did not answer our very specific questions about them.
Instead, FIFPRO told us they believe heart issues in football have always been a problem, refusing to acknowledge the massive uptick in issues after the roll-out of the Covid-19 jabs.
FIFPRO believe that Covid-19 is a new disease and, therefore, no one really knows the long-term dangers. They are adamant they have always taken heart issues seriously and have been consistently highlighting the importance of regular heart checks for players, with calls for defibrillators at stadiums, for at least a decade.
They insist they are advising players based on the best medical advice and recommend clubs and players follow existing best-practice protocols about return to play after Covid-19.
Again, however, there was no mention of the Covid-19 vaccines, which News Uncut should point out that, like the virus itself, are new and, therefore, no one really knows the long-term dangers.
Not only did the FA fail to answer our inquiry, they have still yet to answer a letter from Reform Party leader Richard Tice, sent to the chief executive Mark Bullingham on January 11.
There have been at least two studies, one from Oxford University [Here] and one from The Journal of the American Medical Association [Here], which prove the heart condition of myocarditis is more prevalent in young males post Covid-19 jab than it is from infection.
These two studies were also put to the FA, PFA and FIFPRO. They were also ignored.
Le Tissier revealed he has spoken to FIFPRO himself and they too tried to tell him what was happening was normal.
“I spoke to Bobby Barnes of FIFPRO [a permanent member since 2009] because I played against Bobby in my career. I’d tweeted something and copied FIFPRO into my tweet. It was about, ‘are you not concerned about your members, the amount of them collapsing on pitches’? And within about 20 minutes of that tweet, Bobby called me. And he actually tried to assure me that the numbers were normal.
“I just said to him, ‘Bobby, I’m gonna have to stop you. You and me played around the same time. I’m gonna ask you a question. I want you to be honest with me. In your career, did you ever see any footballer you played with or against collapse with heart problems on a football pitch’?
“And he kind of paused for a little bit, then started talking about cases like Marc-Vivien Foe and Fabrice Muamba. And I went, ‘OK, let me stop you there, Bob. Both of those happened after we retired. So I’ll ask you the question again’. And I did. And he went, ‘No, I can’t think of any’.
“So I said, thank you very much for being honest, because I can’t think of any in my career either. And so I said, ‘Can I just ask where you’re where you’re getting your information from’? And he said, we’re briefed by Jonathan Van Tam.
“So I said, ‘is he the only person you get your information from, because what if he has any conflicts of interests with the pharmaceutical industry’?
“A couple of days later, another player went down on the football pitch and I just sent him a little message going, ‘there’s another one’. And then when the next one happened, I just sent another message going, ‘there’s another one, Bob’.
“And he now assures me that they are investigating all these cases at the moment. And I hope that that is the case and I hope he’s true to his word and that they are looking into it and trying to do something about it.”
Le Tissier told News Uncut that putting his head above the parapet for the greater good has seen him vilified in the media and by former colleagues.
Water off a duck’s back, he says. “When you play in front of entire football stadiums singing, ‘you fat bastard’, or ‘big nose, he’s got a f*****g big nose’, being attacked by some journalists in the media is not really going to cut it with me. That’s why I’ve not let it affect me. I’ve stuck to my guns and I’ve said what I’ve said.
“I believe that, as long as you keep speaking in a logical way, as long as what you say holds water over the test of time, then I’m more than happy to take those attacks because I’ll know that, further down the line, I’ll be justified.”
What has shocked him most, however, is the lack of reporting and questioning from mainstream journalists.
“The silence in the mainstream media has been quite incredible,” he said. “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.
“When Fabrice Muamba collapsed [in 2012], it was huge news. It was absolutely all over the place. You couldn’t get away from it. And now there’s barely a report of it. Barely a report and, when they do report on it, there’s never any mention of the fact that this could be related to the vaccines at all. They’re just dismissed out of hand.
“The unions, the PFA, people like that and the various unions in different sports are so willing to just sit back and do nothing, say nothing and just allow their athletes to just carry on collapsing on the pitches. It’s just immoral.
“I’ve heard from several people who have said that they are under pressure not to mention any vaccine injuries in the mainstream media. And that tells you people are afraid, That’s the only logical conclusion I can come to.”
What has happened instead is the mainstream is full of so-called experts with a conflict of interest. Take BBC Question Time’s decision to use Professor Robin Shattock of Imperial College London and have no one on the panel countering his claims.
Le Tissier said: “That’s another point in all of this that has made me quite sad. The fact that people are allowed on to the mainstream media to give their views, correlating with the Government’s narrative. They’re never challenged as to what their conflicts of interests are.
“Everybody who gets interviewed on the TV about these important issues, before a word is spoken, we need to be told where their interests lie, what conflicts of interest that they have, where’s their skin in the game, then decide for ourselves. That’s been one of my biggest bugbears.
“There needs to be an investigation conducted by somebody with no links to any major organisations and no links to the pharmaceutical industry. That’s all I’ve ever really asked for over this last year or so. And apparently that taking that stance makes me some far right conspiracy theorist when actually I’m just a sensible human being who uses logic and reason.”
Are the FA, PFA and FIFPRO frightened of questioning the jabs because they value their reputation over the welfare of their players and so do not want to be tarnished, incorrectly and lazily, as “anti-vax”?
News Uncut would ask this question to all three sporting bodies but is not confident they would bother to reply.