Matt Le Tissier-Former Southampton footballer-Resigns as an Ambassador for the Club.

Matt Le Tissier-Former Southampton footballer-Resigns as an Ambassador for the Club.

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07 Apr 2022
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Matt Le Tissier has resigned as a Southampton football club ambassador, shortly after refusing to apologize in his latest Twitter remarks on Wednesday morning for pushing conspiracy theories regarding Russia’s slaughter of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine.

On Tuesday, his supporters slammed the Southampton hero, Matt Le Tissier, when he appeared to suggest that the media had misled about the unfolding atrocities in Eastern Europe.

He reposted a post from the Unity News Net account, which claimed that the media had fabricated the atrocities in Ukraine after ‘weapons of mass devastation,’ ‘Covid,’ and ‘the Hunter Biden laptop.’ With a finger-pointing emoji down to the Unity News Net post, Le Tissier titled his tweet ‘This.’

‘To all the fans of sfc,’ the 53-year-old stated on Twitter on Wednesday. I’ve decided to resign from my position as an SFC ambassador. My opinions have always been my own, and it’s critical that I take this step now to avoid any misunderstandings.

‘This has no bearing on my feelings for my team or my love for it, and I will always be a Saints fan and supporter.’ However, I recognize that, in light of recent events, it’s critical to distinguish between the work I believe in and my relationship with the club I’ve supported and played for most of my life.

‘I’ll see you all at St Mary’s, and I’ll always do my best to assist the club.’

‘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 tweeted earlier on Wednesday in response to his tweet about events in Ukraine.

However, the vast majority of Le Tissier’s responses in the last 24 hours have not shown that he has ever advocated or supported the war in Ukraine.

Instead, his supporters were outraged that he appeared to doubt the veracity of allegations that Vladimir Putin’s army were executing civilians and putting their dead in mass graves.

Grisly photographs of purported civilian atrocities carried out by Russian forces in Bucha before their withdrawal have sparked a global outrage in recent days, prompting Western governments to expel scores of Moscow’s ambassadors and propose further measures, including a ban on Russian coal imports.

President of the United States, Joe Biden, called Putin a “war criminal” and said the slaughter of civilians in Bucha was a “war crime.”

‘This guy is vicious, and what’s going on in Bucha is awful, and everyone can see it,’ Biden added, urging a war crimes prosecution.

As a result, it’s not surprising that Le Tissier’s statement on Wednesday seemed to irritate no one. ‘Best not use rape of women, killings of men, women, and children, destruction, genocide, and suffering of innocent people to make a point about media manipulation,’ one response to him said.

‘And you guarantee that you do not believe the photographs from Bucha are fake?’ one follower asked Le Tissier. ‘It is necessary to clarify.’

‘Ever thought there might be anything wrong with your general rhetoric if you have to post this explanation?’ remarked another.

‘Real shame Matt – think you should remain off social media before you fully damage yourself,’ read another response.

 

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