Concerns have been mounting over large numbers of young, healthy athletes recently collapsing mid-game with sudden heart problems.
Calls are now growing for a full official investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious collapses.
Reports are continuing to emerge of sports starts suffering chest pains and cardiac arrests on the field.
Former England soccer star Matt Le Tissier is now urging authorities to launch an investigation into the spate of athletes collapsing with sudden heart problems.
Le Tissier insists that he just wants more information.
Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, and Martin Terrier of French club Rennes were all recently forced to stop mid-game due to severe heart and breathing problems.
“It’s been very concerning for me watching the sport that I love and I played for 17 years,” Le Tissier told GB News on Friday.
“In all that time that I played I never once saw any footballer leave the pitch because of heart issues.
“Now I’m sorry, but if anybody can look at what’s happening now in the world of sport and say it’s normal for all of these people to be having heart issues, in football matches, cricket matches, basketball matches, any sport you wish, these people, the amount of people that are suffering is going through the roof,” he warned.
Le Tissier says he is calling for an investigation with the caveat, “It might not be to do with the vaccine, it may not be, but let’s have an investigation to find out what it is.”
“Even saying that deems you to be some kind of anti-vaxxer, which is absolutely disgusting,” said Le Tissier, referring to the treatment of people who raise the issue.
“I want just some information, I want people to take a look at what is happening in football, have a proper investigation, and give us some answers as to why so many sportspeople are suffering with heart issues – it’s not difficult,” he concluded.
According to a report by Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz, there has been a “5-fold increase in sudden cardiac deaths of FIFA players in 2021.”
However, other health experts have insisted that high profile soccer players suddenly collapsing with heart problems in the middle of games is just a “coincidence.”
Some researchers have also suggested that “cold weather” could be the cause of heart attacks and blood clots in younger adults.