Ex-Arsenal ace Sol slammed for claims coronavirus ‘designed to kill some people’

first_img8SOL Campbell has been slammed for suggesting the coronavirus is a “designed mistake”.The ex-Arsenal, Spurs and England star took to Twitter with the wild conspiracy theory that the virus “deliberately attacks a certain blood type”.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates8 Sol Campbell has been slammed for suggesting the coronavirus is ‘manmade’Credit: PA:Press Association8 The former Arsenal and England star tweeted that the virus might be a ‘designed mistake’Credit: TwitterIn his tweet, Southend manager Campbell initially referred to an article about the shocking ONS statistics which show that black Brits are four times more likely to die from the coronavirus.Above this, he wrote: “Was this virus a natural mistake or a designed mistake…?”I wonder does this virus deliberately attacks a certain blood type….?”Sol’s tweet provoked anger online, with one Twitter user responding: “Don’t be that guy Sol…”Another wrote: “There’s still time to delete this…”The football season was brought to an abrupt end in mid-March as the country went into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.While Project Restart aims to get the Premier League up and running again soon, there are fears for League One and Two sides who face the prospect of the season being prematurely ended.This would mean relegation for Sol’s Southend United – who sit in 22nd place in League One, 16 points behind AFC Wimbledon.888 Real Housewife Leanne Brown was criticised for claiming a coronavirus vaccine would be “dangerous”Credit: InstagramSAFETY FIRSTBut Sol said that safety must come first for footballers.He told the Southend Echo: ““I think safety has to come before anything else.“I know other countries are looking to come back and Germany are close to playing again but their numbers have been lower than ours.“I don’t think you can consider bringing back football here until it’s safe to do so but we have to be ready for every possible outcome.”Campbell is not the only famous person to indulge in coronavirus conspiracy theories.Last week, Real Housewives star Leanne Brown was criticised for claiming a coronavirus vaccine would be “dangerous”.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidThe wife of ex-Manchester United ace Wes Brown made the comments during a video uploaded to Instagram, in which she dubbed the nation-wide lockdown a form of “state control”.Speaking to her 260,000 Instagram followers, Leanne said: “I hope it won’t be mandatory in the UK, because I definitely won’t be having it.”It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil a ‘roadmap’ for the country’s next steps following seven weeks of lockdown on Sunday evening in an address to the nation.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.8 The ex-England star has said that safety must come first for footballers if the season returnsCredit: Getty – Contributor8 Sol’s Southend could face relegation if League One is finishedCredit: Rex Featureslast_img read more