Matt Le Tissier quotes Covid conspiracy theorist over Christian Eriksen collapse

Christian Eriksen's collapse on Saturday evening has been weaponised by Covid-19 conspiracy theorists online.

The Dane, 29, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest midway through his country's Euro 2020 opener with Finland, needing to be resuscitated by medics on the pitch.

The world watched on in horror as TV footage showed the incident live, leading to complaints from shaken football supporters.

But as Eriksen made a miraculously recovery, some have decided to exploit the tragedy by sharing inaccurate stories.

Conspiracy theories have been ablaze on social media, some falsely claiming Eriksen's collapse was caused by the fact he had Covid-19 or had received a vaccine for the virus.

High-profile figures, including former Southampton star Matt Le Tissier, have pushed the baseless claim on Twitter.

Replying to a tweet which implied Covid was to blame for Saturday's incident, the ex-Sky Sports pundit tweeted: "Nothing to see here."

But Inter Milan director Beppe Marotta has confirmed Eriksen did not have Covid-19 and had also not received any jab before Saturday's incident.

"He didn't have Covid and wasn't vaccinated either. At this moment, Eriksen is under the guidance of the Danish medical staff.

"It is right that they release information, but I can say the Inter medical staff have been in contact with them from the start."

Eriksen has been in a stable condition since Saturday evening, even talking to his Danish team-mates before they returned to the field to finish their clash with Finland.

Since then, the former Tottenham midfielder has spoken publicly to thank his well-wishers for their support.

However, doctors are still unaware what caused the sudden cardiac arrest over the weekend.

"He was gone; we did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. We got him back after one defib (defibrillation)," Dr Morten Boesen told a news conference yesterday.

"The exams that have been done so far look fine. We don't have an explanation as to why it happened."

Le Tissier later paid tribute to Eriksen with a separate tweet hours later, writing: "Thoughts this Monday go out to Christian Eriksen, his family and friends.

"The amazing emergency services who saved his life and his teammates who shielded him from the world as much as they could.

"Scenes we should never have witnessed."

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