Matt Le Tissier has engaged in some controversial Twitter activity in relation to coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, during which he was met with a dig at his career in England
David Baddiel has lashed out at Matt Le Tissier after making controversial claims about invading Russia Ukraine.
the previous southampton star is known for speaking his mind — no matter how divisive. He charged the news from the Ukrainian city of Bucha. Russia have carried out a military invasion of their neighboring country, with the death toll rising.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s claim that photographs of corpses in Bucha were “staged” after troops withdrew. Satellite imagery contradicts these claims as Ukraine retakes control of the city. Le Tissier shared a tweet that hit media coverage of the incident as well as historical events.
He cited a tweeted post that read, “The media has lied about weapons of mass destruction, the media has lied about Covid, the media has lied about Hunter Biden’s laptop but honestly they are telling the truth about Bucha.” Baddiel has Le Tissier hit back, stating “I’m starting to wonder if Terry Venables was right.”
Venables was in charge of England during Euro 96 and led the Three Lions for two years. He consistently overlooked Le Tissier, who only played eight international matches for his country. Instead, Venables opted for Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham, while Paul Gascoigne was his playmaker.
The former England boss has come out in the years since and actually apologized to the former Southampton man, claiming he should have picked him a lot more. He said: “I want to apologize because Le Tissier was a fantastic player and now I’m older and wiser, I realized I should probably pick him for England a lot more.
“Le Tiss really brought credit to the game, there’s no doubt about that, he was a wonderful player who controlled the ball, he was brilliant for the game and everyone in the game loves him. Not only am I probably sure, I am definitely sure I should have taken him.”
Le Tissier has also revealed that France took steps to inquire about his eligibility to play in the 1990s, when Michel Platini was in charge – only to tell them it was not possible. He said: “I think they looked at my last name and thought it must be one of us. What he didn’t know was that I wasn’t eligible to play for France because I didn’t have grandparents who were French or anything.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/david-baddiel-matt-letissier-twitter-26643578 David Baddiel takes a dig at Matt Le Tissier's controversial Twitter activity