Liverpool is investigating one if its players for writing controversial statements on Twitter about 9/11 Sunday. In a tweet that was deleted Tuesday, 20-year-old striker Nathan Eccleston wrote “I aint going to say attack don’t let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it. #O.T.I.S.”
O.T.I.S. stands for “Only The Illuminati Succeed,” which is an allusion to the Illuminati secret society. Conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati are behind many of the large events that control the world. If the tweets sound familiar, it’s because they should.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was criticized for doubting if planes were responsible for bringing down the twin towers on 9/11. He later tried to issue a “clarification” and ended up being dropped by an endorser.
Eccleston has not apologized or attempted a clarification the way Mendenhall did. Instead, the defiant youngster followed up his initial tweet by telling his followers “If you don’t like what I have to say un follow me !!” He then backed off somewhat by saying “Some things get took way out of context…”
Not only is Eccleston a conspiracy theorist, but he’s also not exactly keeping up with current events. He must have missed it in 2004 when Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. Last I checked, bin Laden was the leader of a terrorist group, unless Eccleston is saying bin Laden was a member of the Illuminati.
A Liverpool Football Club spokesman says “The club takes this matter extremely seriously and senior club officials have informed Nathan Eccleston that we are undertaking an investigation into the circumstances surrounding these postings and will decide on an appropriate course of action.”
It’s interesting to see the way athletes handled 9/11. There were guys like Lance Briggs who wore tribute gear, a few players even had 9/11 tribute haircuts, and even foreign athletes like Novak Djokovic showed their support for America. And then you have Nathan Eccleston questioning who’s responsible for the horrific act. He shouldn’t be surprised if he ends up punished by the club.Google+