Anti-vaxxers Pat Cash and Trevor Hendy join panel of ex-sports stars on conspiracy theory broadcast
Former Australian athletes Pat Cash and Trevor Hendy – both noted anti-vaxxers – have turned heads after joining of panel of fellow sports stars to share their bizarre views on the global pandemic.
They have also been labelled by some fellow Aussies on social media as being ‘majorly cooked’, a slang term given to Covid-19 conspiracy theorists.
Cash, 57, is a tennis legend after winning Wimbledon in 1987 while Hendy, 54, was an all-conquering professional surf lifesaver in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Both men haven’t been shy to voice their opinions on Covid-19 in recent years – so it wasn’t a surprise they jumped at the chance to join the likes of surfing icon Kelly Slater and retired Premier League midfielder Matt Le Tissier on a wild conspiracy theory broadcast.
Dubbed Club Grubbery Athletes with Voices, the array of sports stars shared their personal experiences when the world was in lockdown.
The panel included Cash, Hendy, Slater, Le Tissier, NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton and NFL Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Ken Reuttgers.
Aussie tennis great Pat Cash has turned heads after joining of panel of fellow sports stars to share his views on the global pandemic
Cash was joined by former professional surf lifesaver Trevor Hendy, also an anti-vaxxer
Cash’s tale was extraordinary to say the least.
He discussed emission reduction targets, focusing on a ‘certain area’ in a suburb near his London base.
‘The environmental lockdowns … are going to be subtle, just like everything else,’ Cash stated.
‘I live in London, and there’s a certain area of a suburb where you cannot drive down for emissions, there’s an emission lockdown.
‘There’s been signs for years, low emissions, all this sort of stuff. Now if you go into that area, you drive down that area and you don’t live there, you will get fined … an infringement notice, about 80 pounds so.
‘It was never there, it’s there now, they’re starting to implement them bit by bit and that’s how it starts. “Oh, we’re looking at the environment in this area to protect the people from the pollution that’s coming out of the cars”.’
Surfing icon Kelly Slater was also on the panel – previously he called out Australians for ‘celebrating division’ when it came to people’s vaccination status
On Twitter, former EPL star Matt Le Tissier retweeted a post suggesting the media ‘lied’ about certain events during the global pandemic
Le Tissier also suggested Covid PCR tests ‘were the biggest fraud perpetrated on mankind’
Slater then added: ‘Cause wind doesn’t blow? Is that what it is Pat?’, evoking a chorus of laughter from the panel.
Cash then concluded by stating: ‘These are the subtle things – so people, be aware of this, so when you go to your council, and they say, ‘oh we’re looking at doing the parking permissions and all this around whatever it happens to be’, be aware that this is how it starts, and it has started already.’
Next was Hendy’s turn – and he didn’t disappoint.
The Gold Coast based father recalled an occasion where he didn’t wear a face mask at Perth Airport – and insisted his stance was well received.
‘I walked into a Virgin Lounge with a mate (retired AFL star Kane Johnson) and both of us weren’t wearing masks,’ Hendy told the panel.
‘We spoke to everyone, and the whole time we [made sure we] had big smiles on our faces.
‘At first, all the staff and other passengers had masks on, but by the time we boarded our flight 45 minutes later, not one person [in the departure lounge] was wearing one (mask).
John Stockton, one of the most celebrated basketball players in NBA history, was widely condemned after he suggested ‘hundreds’ of athletes had died after receiving a Covid vaccine
The Utah Jazz great was bared from attending matches at Gonzaga University following his refusal to wear a face mask
‘People don’t want this sh*t, they just don’t want to be the ones seen crossing the line.
‘I [firmly] believe there is a body of people who want to control this planet…we need to wake up.’
Last year Slater shared his Covid-19 views on Instagram, accusing those in Australia who were vaccinated of ‘celebrating division’ before going on to question whether the jab was actually effective.
Le Tissier, a Southampton legend after playing his entire football career with the Saints, caused outrage last April after tweeting ‘PCR tests were the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on mankind.’
He also claimed dying Covid patients in Italy ‘were actors’ and that government interference in people’s lives during lockdown was an ‘injustice.’
Retired NBA identity John Stockton in 2021 was widely condemned after he suggested ‘hundreds’ of athletes had died after receiving a Covid vaccine.
His claim was later proven to be false.