Six sports stars who believe world is flat and other mad conspiracy theories

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    Matt Le Tissier and Nick Kyrgios are among sports stars to believe in mad conspiracy theories including the shape of the planet.

    A host of athletes have gone public in recent years with their belief the Earth is flat, with others voicing other claims relating to the origin of the pyramids and the legitimacy of the moon landings. Whilst Le Tissier has been particularly vocal about his outlandish views, the likes of Carl Froch and Dennis Rodman have also puzzled fans with their odd outbursts.

    With that in mind, here are six sports stars who believe in mad conspiracy theories.

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    Nick Kyrgios

    During a recent appearance on Logan Paul's Impaulsive podcast, Kyrgios voiced his thoughts on several different conspiracy theories.

    Most notably, the Australian tennis bad boy claimed the pyramids are not man made and admitted he thinks the Earth could be flat. Firstly, he explained: "I don't think the pyramids are man-made. The doors are pretty big, and we as humans don't need doors as big as those ones."

    Kyrgios was also asked for his stance on the theory the Earth is flat, responding: "I don't know what to believe anymore."

    What is the weirdest conspiracy theory you have heard from an athlete? Let us know in the comments section below.

    Carl Froch

    Froch made headlines back in 2021 as he insisted the "Earth is flat" and "NASA is fake" in a bizarre interview.

    Speaking on the Pound for Pound podcast two years ago, the former two-time super-middleweight world champion claimed: "The Earth is flat, 100%. There's no proof of the Earth's curvature and this fake space agency NASA use CGI images and every one is different.

    "I’m looking at them thinking, 'Hang on a minute, they're like cartoons'. When someone like Richard Branson goes up there and starts doing chartered flights… and you can look back on Earth and see the Earth's curvature, I'll believe the Earth is a globe."

    Matt Le Tissier

    Southampton legend Le Tissier has shared his views on a long list of conspiracy theories, including on Coronavirus vaccines, climate change and "who controls the world".

    He has often ranted on social media in recent years and urged his followers to "look beyond the headlines and government propaganda" in one post.

    On his overall view of conspiracy theories, he told the Pub Talk podcast last year: "What we have to realise first of all is, when you start talking about a conspiracy theory, you have to go back to the origin of where it came from and why it is used.

    "So, the term conspiracy theory is used to shut down debate from people who don’t want to talk about a subject because it might be a bit uncomfortable. So, just to put that into context, let’s go."

    Dennis Rodman

    Five-time NBA champion Rodman has some unique views when it comes to the sister of his friend and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    Rodman fuelled claims Kim had died in 2020 when he told Good Morning Britain: "All I'm going to say is, Piers, I do have communication with North Korea but I'm going to say this though: If you see his sister on TV, running the country, now you know something is wrong.

    "OK. You see his sister running the country now you know something is wrong. And I say that's all I'm going to give you. And I'll say something else to you Piers, remember when she went to South Korea before he did? Remember that day? And then he went over there after that. So it's like OK, great.

    "So I'm not going to say if he's here or not here. But if you see his sister running the country, because she's next in line, she's next in line, OK."

    Bryce Mitchell

    Eccentric UFC featherweight contender Bryce Mitchell has raised eyebrows in the world of MMA with his way of life and views, including those on the shape of the Earth.

    "Thug Nasty", who works as a cattle farmer when not competing inside the Octagon, hit out at comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan last October for mocking his belief the world is flat.

    In a video response to Rogan, Mitchell exclaimed: "I’m here to call out Joe Rogan for talking c*** about me and talking c*** about my mama, he’s been doing it too long.

    "Me and my mama will tell you right now this Earth is flat. It ain’t moving around at no 6000mph, spinning at 1000mph and floating through the universe constantly."

    Iker Casillas

    World Cup winner Iker Casillas is another famous athlete to have doubts over whether the moon landing actually happened.

    Back in 2018, the former Spain goalkeeper tweeted: "Next year will be 50 years of the (supposed) moon landing. I'm at a dinner with friends arguing about it. Do you think man stepped on the moon? I don't think so!"

    Despite announcing he did not believe Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon in 1969, the Real Madrid icon did not go into detail about his reasons for thinking so.


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