Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra calls Covid “political”.
FORMER Manchester United star Patrice Evra has made the extraordinary claim that Covid is “political”. The former French international is currently on a press tour ahead of the release of his autobiography.
Speaking to BFM TV, the 40-year-old said: “We speak too much about this COVID. Even if you have a car accident they’re going to say died of COVID. For me, it is political. Because you want to manage people and govern, it creates fear. There you go.”
Evra, who won 81 caps for his country between 2004 and 2016, added: “For me, it’s no coincidence this Covid… Bill Gates talked about it at a conference in 2013… I’m not someone who’s going to say it was programmed, but there you go. COVID, me personally, it does not scare me.”
It now appears the pandemic has taken its toll on the former footballer, who in April 2020 took to social media to write: “Guys, everyone needs to stay safe and stay home! This is so important for everybody, no matter what colour, race or religion you are. Just be a good human being!
“I would like to send a message to the people struggling right now. There are people who don’t understand the situation and I was one of them 20 days ago. Before that, I didn’t believe the news, I was walking outside. But when it eats a member of your family, I was like ‘calm down’ and I quarantined myself.
“We need to be together to get out of this situation. I think this is a massive test, whether you believe in God or not. We are whole, together right now. First of all, please stay home, so we don’t spread the coronavirus. This a test, stay calm, stay positive. This is about being kind to each other and helping each other.”
Aside from feeling the strain of the Covid pandemic, Evra’s press tour revealed that he was also the victim of rape.
In an interview with Le Parisien, the ex-footballer said: “I was 13 and I kept that weight with me my whole life. At 24, when I was still playing for Monaco, the police called me and asked me if that man had molested me. I said no. They insisted, “are you sure?”, I said no again, I started to get irritated and hung up.
“There had been other complaints from other kids… I felt like a coward. I was ashamed. I was thinking more about my reputation, what people would think. What changed things was a woman. I met Margaux, the woman of my life, who managed to remove that toxic masculinity within me. I was blocking all of my emotions. I wouldn’t cry anymore. She was like my psychologist.”
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