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14th Jun 2021

Inter Milan director confirms Christian Eriksen hadn’t been vaccinated before collapse

Kieran Galpin

Fake news.

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsed at Saturday’s Euro 2020 match against Finland due to cardiac arrest.

Ever since speculation has grown surrounding how a man in perfect health suffered such a tragic health complication. One dangerous theory, which quickly spread over the past 24 hours, suggested that it was a severe reaction to the Covid vaccine.

Inter Milan director Giuseppe Marotta has rejected this claim. He stated that Eriksen, who plays for the Serie A champions, had not even received the vaccine yet.

“[Eriksen] didn’t have Covid and wasn’t vaccinated either,” Marotta told Rai Sport.

The rumour began when Czech physicist Luboš Motl tweeted that Eriksen had received the Pfizer vaccine on the 31st of May.

Since then, news spread throughout social media, with many taking this falsity as a fact.

Matt Le Tissier, the former Southampton and England midfielder, retweeted a post that detailed how tech giants like Google were threatening action if anyone linked the jab to Eriksen’s unfortunate condition.

Though it seems Eriksen is out of immediate danger, there is still a long recovery ahead of him. He made a joke about being “ready to play”, but such activity will not be on the table for some time.

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