Matt Le Tissier vows to continue to speak his mind after Twitter backlash: 'Cancel culture is a stain'

Matt Le Tissier vows to continue to speak his mind after Twitter backlash: 'Cancel culture is a stain'
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Aden-Jay Wood

By Aden-Jay Wood

Published: 02/05/2022

- 14:38

Updated: 03/05/2022

- 08:29

His tweets about Covid-19 and the Ukraine war were slammed by many people

Matt Le Tissier has vowed to continue to speak his mind on social media after being slammed for comments he made on Twitter.

Le Tissier posted several controversial remarks on social media about the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic.

It led to many people criticising the now 53-year-old, including former footballer Gary Lineker and comedian David Baddiel.

But despite the backlash, the former Southampton and England footballer has told GB News that he has "thick skin" and is not willing to hold back on what he believes in.

Matt Le Tissier says he will not back down
Matt Le Tissier says he will not back down
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The former Premier League star says he "rarely uses Twitter" anymore
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He said: "I’ve always been able to take criticism, I’ve got a thick skin and a pretty strong mentality and don’t allow people to cancel me, I think cancel culture is a stain on society and I will continue to say what I feel.

"I do that on my Gettr live streams, I have migrated to another social app, I rarely use Twitter and I prefer to use Gettr where I still air my opinions.

"Gettr is pretty much the same as Twitter, a rival to them. But they don’t sensor you the way that Twitter do, so you’re allowed to talk about things that Twitter won’t allow you to talk about.

"And It’s a far better free speech platform at the moment so that’s why I’m there."

The former Premier League striker had previously claimed that he lost his punditry role at Sky back in 2020 because he was a "realist" on Covid issues.

And last month, Le Tissier announced he would be stepping down as a Southampton Football Club ambassador after he quote tweeted a post which claimed media organisations were lying about the ongoing invasion, including weapons of mass destruction and the "truth about Bucha".

He then retracted the tweet, adding a post which read: “Deleted previous tweet as people as usual missing the point, the point was about the media manipulation but you knew that really.”

Before posting another message to make his stance clear.

“Let me make something very clear I do not advocate war in any way shape or form I do not advocate anyone taking 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," he added.

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