Matt le Tissier shares post claiming Bin Laden was in Mossad and Israelis did 9/11

The former footballer has endorsed a variety of conspiratorial theories in recent years


VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Matt Le Tissier reacts to a shot during the Pro Am for the BMW PG Championship at Wentworth on May 23, 2018 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Former Southampton footballer and conspiracy-minded Twitter user Matt le Tissier has shared claims that Osama bin Laden was a Mossad agent and that Israelis were involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Earlier this week, the midfielder shared a series of posts on Twitter that allegedly revealed what really took place on the 11th of September 2001.

“What a thread,” le Tissier wrote.

One post claimed: “Who is Osama Bin Laden, well it may come to shock you that his actual name is Tim Osman, or Colonel Tim Osman, a CIA asset and Mossad agent who worked with the Justice Department…

“The establishment media complex wants you to believe that the highest ranking terrorist known in America was simply assassinated after decades of failure to find him, then put on board an old Vietnam-era chopper only to be thrown into the sea thus eliminating all evidence.”

The thread’s author also hailed the work of “brilliant” James Fetzer, an American philosopher and Holocaust denier.

The academic has previously written: “My research on the Holocaust narrative suggests that it is not only untrue but provably false and not remotely scientifically sustainable.”

The thread shared by le Tissier features a seven-minute interview with Fetzer in which he claims the accepted account of 9/11 is “not just false but provably false”.

He added: “This whole project emanated in the fertile imagination of Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Olmert… to promote the Israeli agenda by drawing American forces into the Middle East…”

The thread also repeats claims that a group of “dancing Israelis” were spotted celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center.

“Even though being suspects in the largest terror attack in our nation’s history, they were released,” the thread said.

The bizarre series of tweets endorsed by le Tissier also includes a theory that no planes hit the World Trade Center at all.

“How does the nose of a plane go through one of the strongest steel buildings ever built and come out intact on the other side, yet a bird will literally destroy that same nose?” the anonymous user asked.

“How do the delicate aluminum wings cut through solid steel?”

In recent years, le Tissier has endorsed a wide variety of conspiratorial claims.

Earlier this year, he posted on Twitter: “A communist takeover is slyly being implemented, they’re very clever but they don’t fool everyone. Good will triumph over evil.”

Speaking to The Times, he has said that some patients seen in a critically ill state with Covid-19 at hospitals in Italy were actors.

He added: “[If] I come in for a bit of criticism and I get labelled by you guys in the media who try to paint me out as some sort of nutter then that’s a price I am willing to pay.”

Le Tissier was contacted for comment.

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