Matt Le Tissier raises issue of recent heart problems in athletes
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Former footballer Matt Le Tissier admitted to struggling to get his head around growing reports of football players suffering from heart problems and demanded “some answers” after cases are going “through the roof”. During the last European Championships former Tottenham and Denmark star Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest and is now set to resume his career with an implanted heart defibrillator. Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero announced that he will hang up his boots after being diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia following a game with Barcelona in which he experienced severe breathing difficulties.
News broke this week that Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof has been wearing a heart monitor after being forced to come off against Norwich due to breathing difficulties last Saturday.
The three had never experienced any problems prior to getting vaccinated, which prompted Mr Le Tissier to request an investigation into the potential effects of the jab on footballers.
One-club man Le Tissier highlighted that he “never once” saw a player suffering from heart complications in a 17-year long career spanning two decades, as he urged the authorities to conduct an investigation into the matter.
Speaking to GB News, Le Tissier said: “It’s been very concerning for me, watching the sport that I love and that I played for 17 years.
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“And it’s been very concerning to me that in all that time I never once saw any footballer leave the pitch because of heart issues.
“Now I’m sorry but if anybody can look at what is happening now in the world of sport and say it’s normal for all of these people to be having heart issues in football matches, cricket matches, basketball matches, any sport you wish.
“The amount of people that are suffering is going through the roof.
“And I would call for an investigation because it might not be to do with the vaccine.
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“It may not be but let’s have an investigation to find out what it is.
“I want people to look at what is happening in football, have a proper investigation, and give us some answers as to why so many sportspeople are suffering from heart issues. It’s not difficult.”
Antonio Puerta, Miklos Feher and Marc-Vivien Foe died on the pitch between 2003 and 2007 after suffering cardiac arrests during games when the coronavirus, Covid vaccines, and booster jabs did not exist.
Professor Sanjay Sharma, who is the UK’s leading sports cardiologist and collaborates with the FA and several Premier League clubs, stressed that vaccine is not responsible for the sudden rise in players with heart problems.
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In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, he said: “It’s worrying that there is suddenly a whole load of young men who are supposed to epitomise the healthier segment of our society suddenly crashing with cardiac problems.
“Is there an issue? Are these people being tested properly? Is the game doing it? Is there something in the air to cause an increase? I’m keeping an open mind. My feeling is that this is probably a statistical cluster rather than something on the rise.
“Everyone is jumping to the conclusion that it is Covid-related or, even worse, that vaccine-related myocarditis may be responsible for this spate of cardiac issues that we are seeing in football players.”
Prof Sharma added: “I can tell you now that Eriksen’s arrest was nothing to do with Covid or the vaccine, nor was Aguero’s cardiac scare, nor were Fleck’s problems or Wyke’s.
“Obviously, we have looked after some of these players in the past through the football screening programme. Aguero played in our country for such a long time and only just moved to Spain, so you have got a good idea of what their tests looked like prior to this happening.
“As someone who has knowledge of what actually happened to some of these people and the diseases that affected them, I can tell you I don’t think it was football-related, just bad luck. It’s just this year we have had a few of these events.”
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