Gary Lineker has hit back at Matt Le Tissier on Twitter after the former Southampton star shared his controversial coronavirus opinion.
In a period of human history like nothing we have seen before, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the thoughts and feelings of the people are not unanimous.
However, as has been well established by this point, those with a platform have a responsibility not to share COVID-19 related misinformation – it costs lives.
Someone ought to have told Le Tissier, because he shared this highly contentious opinion via his Twitter account on Wednesday…
Why didn’t we ever try this hard to “defeat” flu? It has a similar fatality rate to “covid” and actually affects younger people more? Answers on a postcard
— Matt Le Tissier🌸 (@mattletiss7) September 8, 2021
Lineker came back with a sardonic response, clearly not afraid to call Le Tissier out publicly for his nonsense tweeting…
Yeah Matt, why didn’t someone come up with a flu vaccine? https://t.co/lXX5WlXBUp
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) September 8, 2021
Using death rates to gauge the danger of a virus can cause confusion, with COVID-19 significantly more transmissible than seasonal flu, particularly the now prevalent Delta variant.
For more information on COVID-19 and the dangers, visit the WHO‘s website