Twitter cried “foul” over Matt Le Tissier’s red hot Covid take
We’re all becoming accustomed to the phenomenon of celebrities weighing in on the Covid situation, as though they had post-graduate degrees in epidemiology, rather than a decent singing voice, a deadly accurate right foot, or a daddy who was able to introduce them to casting directors.
The latest such individual is Matt Le Tissier – footballer, pundit and, apparently, man who can’t be bothered googling.
Gary Lineker homed right in on one huge problem with the post.
Yeah Matt, why didn’t someone come up with a flu vaccine? https://t.co/lXX5WlXBUp
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) September 8, 2021
And @sevenstaruk called out another.
It doesn’t have a similar fatality rate to flu anyway.
Average flu deaths per year in US: 45k
Covid deaths in 2020 in US: 345k
Even if you crudely assume roughly 45k of those would have died of influenza anyway if covid hadn’t got them, that’s still 300k ‘additional’ deaths.
— Craig (@sevenstaruk) September 8, 2021
They weren’t the only ones lining up to take a shot at the former Southampton midfielder.
How did Matt Le Tissier have enough brain cells to be so good at taking penalties? His covid tweets have been consistently and spectacularly stupid. pic.twitter.com/LcHQYpM83o
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 8, 2021
It’d be an insult to mince to say this guy’s as thick as it. https://t.co/9PB4FWlt7n
— Evan (@EvanMcFarlane) September 8, 2021
I used to wonder why successive England managers, and managers of Europe's biggest clubs, largely ignored Matt Le Tissier.
I think I understand now.
— Matt Merritt (@polyolbion) September 8, 2021
You know something isn't going well for someone when they ask for responses and then lock their replies… https://t.co/RxhuuiyCJS
— Liam Thorp (@LiamThorpECHO) September 8, 2021
Some strains of flu we have can be traced back to the Spanish flu outbreak. Which had mitigations and a huge death toll. There are also flu vaccines EVERY year for certain groups.
Matt Le Tissier is not the sharpest tool in the box.
In fact he's a pebble that dropped in there. pic.twitter.com/k5h6n7YSCp
— Peter O’Hanraha-hanrahan 💙 (@PeterOHanrahaH) September 8, 2021
Matt Le Tissier’s latest Panini sticker is very appropriate pic.twitter.com/0PGEsdGGm6
— Betamax Video Club (@BetamaxPod) September 8, 2021
— Say my @ like Rufus but Jay 🏴 (@Jayfuz) September 8, 2021
I also find the best way to ask for answers is to post a tweet with replies turned off https://t.co/ITzf8BfV1U
— Cook (@NUFCcook) September 8, 2021
It could run and run.
Tune in again this time next week for the next installment of The Le Tissier show when Matt asks 'if humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?' Music from special guests Right Said Fred.
— Pat Cake (@Cake2Pat) September 8, 2021