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Former Boxer Anthony Mundine Reckons The Coronavirus Is Fake

Former Boxer Anthony Mundine Reckons The Coronavirus Is Fake

Anthony Mundine has raised eyebrows in the past about his controversial anti-vaxx statements, however, his latest post on Facebook has really irritated people.

The former boxer and NRL player reckons the coronavirus that has killed hundreds of people and infected thousands isn't real.

To repeat, Mundine thinks that a virus that is causing death, sickness, travel bans and more, is fake.

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Writing on Facebook, the former sportsman told his followers: "I don't even think this Coronavirus is real. I think it's a ploy to give a mass vaccine look into it."

He was suitably shut down by loads of people, who thought this was a post he should have kept to himself.

One person wrote: "Just a friendly message mate to say I disagree with your assertion, and with many of your others with regards to vaccines. I also have concerns that your level of fame and prestige in Australia may make people take your views more seriously than they ought to; as far as I'm aware you don't have a microbiology or public health degree, do you?"

Doctors have been working around the clock to find a vaccine for the coronavirus. Credit: PA
Doctors have been working around the clock to find a vaccine for the coronavirus. Credit: PA
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Another added: "Seems like exactly the kind of thought you would have if your entire professional life revolved around getting punched in the brain."

A third said: "Anthony I am a strong supporter but you need to stick to what you have knowledge of. If one has to choose between CSIRO scientists and your ridiculous comment about Coronavirus and vaccines in general it would appear you have lost another fight by KO."

But this sentiment from Mundine isn't all that surprising considering the statements he made last year.

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Mundine wrote on Twitter: "Don't vaccine your kids period! The government bully you into vaccine! Do your research on the shit & watched the documentary vaxxed."

He copped an absolute battering over those comments as well, but it doesn't seem like the opposition to his anti-vaxx views have stopped him from thinking something nefarious is happening with the coronavirus.

More than 360 people have been killed by the new strain of the coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China. New figures state a little more than 17,000 have been infected in China alone, with cases also reported in America, Australia, Japan, Australia and others.

The Australian government has announced a travel ban from people coming from mainland China. The ban will be reviewed in the next two weeks, however, until then, the country won't be letting anyone in who is coming from or who has travelled through the country.

Featured Image Credit: Anthony Mundine/Facebook

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.