September 14, 2011
The Liverpool Football Club says it will investigate Nathan Eccleston for comments the athlete made about the September 11 attacks. Eccleston is a striker for the Liverpool team.
“I ain’t going to say attack don’t let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it. #OTIS,” Eccleston posted on Twitter. OTIS is apparently short for “Only The Illuminati Succeed.”
In response to criticism of his comment, the footballer said: “If you don’t like what I have to say un follow me!! Some things get took way out of context.”
Twitter subsequently removed the tweet.
Eccleston has over 39,000 followers on the social-networking site, according to the BBC.
“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,” the Liverpool Football Club said in a statement.
CBS Sports speculated that the comments may be an issue because the club is owned by an American, John Henry, who also owns the Boston Red Sox.
The controversy over Eccleston’s comment, made on the tenth anniversary of the event, reveals that disagreeing with the official fairy tale version of events may endanger your career.
In July, Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers lost an endorsement deal with the athletic wear company Champion for comments the running back made about Osama bin Laden on Twitter.
Also in July, the principal intelligence analyst for the South Yorkshire Police, Tony Farrell, was fired after he remarked that the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks in London appeared to be inside jobs.
In 2007, it was rumored that entertainer Rosie O’Donnell was sacked from the popular television show The View after a video of her questioning the official 9/11 version was discovered on YouTube.
Failure to embrace the establishment’s narrative – Muslims defying the laws of physics, cave dwellers forcing NORAD to stand down, and dozens of unexplained incongruities surrounding the event – may also result in arrest.