Dejan Lovren, Covid-19 & the original anti-vaxxer Instagram post
A few weeks ago we showed you how Liverpool’s Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren seemingly lent his support to an anti-vaccination meme during the Covid-19 epidemic.
Ivan Pernar is a 34-year-old Croatian MP. He’s described on Wikipedia as a “Croatian politician, conspiracy theorist and anti-eviction activist”.
Pernar posted an anti-vaxxer meme on his Instagram account featuring a cartoon image of Bill Gates holding a syringe and saying the words: “Your body is my choice”.
Ivan Pernar added the following message to the meme:
There should always be the freedom of choice and against making vaccination mandatory. That is why I am a thorn in the eye of all mainstream media and their sponsors.
Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren has reacted to the post with the ‘pray hands’ emoji.
Liverpool’s Lovren sides with David Icke & not Bill Gates
In recent days, social media followers have spotted a couple more attention-stopping updates from Lovren on Instagram.
The Liverpool defender has reacted to a seemingly positive and kind message from Bill Gates.
Bill Gates posted an image of himself holding a sign reading “Thank you, health care workers”.
However, in the comments section, Lovren has written “Game over Bill. People are not blind”.
Of course Dejan Lovren believes Corona conspiracies pic.twitter.com/biBZ7XQPU4
— J. (@jaytothelo) May 1, 2020
This comment is from #dejanlovren under a post from @BillGates, how does @LFC comment on their players publicly spreading dangerous and false accusations based on conspiracy theories? pic.twitter.com/YjtSS1bGNw
— Wait, what? (@Waitwha46573171) May 1, 2020
In the last 24-hours, Lovren has also revealed he’s a fan of David Icke.
Lovren has posted the following updates on his Instagram Stories.
Oh no, Lovren is a David Ike fan pic.twitter.com/7BPYmJDa2i
— Indigo 🉐 (@RedHeadLFC) May 3, 2020
Dejan Lovren’s insta stories are a fucking reactionary mess pic.twitter.com/jD3oYjrQ0D
— Justin Wells (@RollsonShabbos) May 3, 2020
That’s after YouTube announced that they’ve banned David Icke from their platform, specifically because of his disgraceful comments during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Guardian reported:
YouTube has deleted conspiracy theorist David Icke’s account.
The video-sharing site said the 68-year-old violated its policies on sharing information about coronavirus.
The former footballer has made controversial unproven claims about the virus on several internet platforms, including one that it is linked to the 5G mobile network.
Lovren also comes out in support of Rashid Buttar
In another social media update from Lovren, the Liverpool defender showed his support for Rashid Buttar.
— ALI BECKER’S BLACK CAP (@rorysalad) April 27, 2020
Wikipedia describe Rashid Buttar as follows:
Rashid Ali Buttar (born January 20, 1966) is an American osteopathic physician, conspiracy theorist, and anti-vaccine proponent from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is known for his controversial use of chelation therapy for numerous conditions, including autism and cancer.
He has twice been reprimanded by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners for unethical treatment of patients and cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for illegal marketing of unapproved and adulterated drugs.
So what’s Rashid Buttar said about Covid-19?
The HuffPost report Buttar has “sowed doubt about the safety of a future coronavirus vaccine… (and) has also propagated already debunked falsehoods about the effect of 5G technology on the immune system.”
This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.