British Footballer Nathan Eccleston Under Investigation for 9/11 Tweet

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Nathan Eccleston, a striker for Liverpool is under investigation after posting on Twitter his views on 9/11. The 20 year old player posted:

“R.I.P all 9/11 victims my thoughts are with their family’s and all those that was affected by this tragic accident!”
“I ain’t going to say attack don’t let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it. #OTIS.”

OTIS is said to stand for Only the Illuminati Succeed (isn’t that the name of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s single?). After receiving some backlash from appalled fans, Eccleston replied:

“If you don’t like what I have to say un follow me!! Some things get took way out of context.”

He is now “under investigation” and might suffer dire consequences for daring to voice an opinion in a country that supposedly guarantees free speech. Here’s an article from the BBC on the subject:

Liverpool to investigate 9/11 tweet from Nathan Eccleston

Liverpool are investigating striker Nathan Eccleston for comments on Twitter that suggested the 11 September attacks were not the work of terrorists.

A tweet that has since been taken down said: “I ain’t going to say attack don’t let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it. #OTIS.”

OTIS reportedly stands for Only the Illuminati Succeed.

The 20-year-old has made nine first-team appearances for Liverpool.

A club statement said: “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.”

Eccleston, who has over 39,000 followers on the social-networking site, has since tweeted: “If you don’t like what I have to say un follow me!! Some things get took way out of context…”

The Manchester-born striker has spent time on loan at Huddersfield Town and Charlton Athletic, and has played for the England Under-17 team.

Eccleston’s injudicious tweet is far from being the first time a professional sportsman has got into trouble through their use of social media – earlier this year former Liverpool player Ryan Babel was disciplined for tweeting an image that implied refereeing bias.

In another example, England cricketer Tim Bresnan rowed with a follower in 2009.

And according to a social media expert, clubs will have to bring in more stringent frameworks to cover players’ use of Twitter and similar sites.

“Clubs need to behave like brands and put proper governance in place to dictate how the players – their employees – behave,” Simon Rutherford, managing director of Cubaka:Social told BBC Sport.

“The club has a reputation to protect and in this case, with American owners, there needs to be an understanding of what you can and cannot say. The player’s bio says that he is a footballer for Liverpool so that is why he gets so many followers, He therefore has a duty towards them in what he says.

“Players need to realise just how damaging a tweet can be, even if they hit the delete button, as he did in this case, someone will have a screenshot and it will be all over the internet. Clubs already give their players media training and increasingly we’ll see that include use of social media.”

And of the potential for clubs to ban players from using Twitter, Rutherford added: “That would be an extreme form of governance and if a club decided that the best way to protect its brand was to stop tweets then they could impose it.

“However [they would be better served] trying to embrace the medium and using it to get their message across.”

Here’s an article from CBS about the same inflammatory tweet.

UK player: Terrorist not behind 9/11 “accident”

Shortly after the killing of Osama bin Laden, American football player Rashard Mendenhall caused an uproar when he took to Twitter to cast doubt about what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

Now a British football player has followed suit.

The Associated Press reports that Liverpool is investigating striker Nathan Eccleston for comments he posted on Twitter regarding 9/11. One of the tweets read: “I aint going to say attack don’t let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it.”

He also made a reference to O.T.I.S., which can mean Only the Illuminati Succeed. (Conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati steer governments and corporations to essentially control major events worldwide.)

The tweet followed another posting in which he called the attack an “accident.”

“R.I.P all 9/11 victims my thoughts are with their family’s and all those that was affected by this tragic accident!” Eccleston wrote.

The comments were removed from Twitter, and Eccleston then tweeted: “If you don’t like what I have to say un follow me !!”

A young soccer player overseas tweeting about 9/11 is not likely to raise as many eyebrows in the U.S. as Mendenhall did – except for two things. One, Ecclestone posted his comments when emotions were running high in America – on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Two, Liverpool’s principal owner is John Henry, who also happens to own the Boston Red Sox.

“The club takes this extremely seriously,” Liverpool said. “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 pending that inquiry.”

Mendenhall lost a lot of public support – and a sponsorship deal – for his comments. We’ll see what consequences, if any, Eccleston will face.

Since I don’t have a sponsorship deal and there’s no rich American owner signing my checks, I’ll say it: 9/11 was an inside job… Whut?

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Funny how the CBS article doesn't mention the other owner of the the sports company that owns Liverpool…Tom Werner

Speak the Truth….Even if Your Voice Trembles….

I was so annoyed by the meaning of Otis that I forgot to comment on the focus of the article as far as him being investigated for what he said…"I think it sucks." There you go.

Ugh! Why does everything have to be so hidden and dark? (I'm not referring to 9/11 because there was nothing light about that. I'm referring to the name otis.) I have to say…I never would have guessed that that was what that meant. They did have me fooled because I thought they were truly talking about Otis the artist. Now I'm annoyed,even though I never listened to either one of them to begin with not because of this stuff but just because they never interested me. Do artist always have to reference the illumnati in every song, video or performance? Everyone who does it is annoying. If your talented I don't understand why you have hook up with whomever these mysterious people are to make it big. Why can't you do it yourself and tell them to keep their hands off and out of your art whatever it maybe and… Read more »

Congrats to Nathan Eccleston………

If America took its own citizens n presidents…..i.e

JKF….Abe Lincoln……Waco massacre.(bill clinton)……Titanic sinking….establishment of independent Fedral Reserve Bank…..CFR-(against Monlroe** doctrine)…….

Why not 9/11 …n blame it on Osama……

Actually if there was no osama ,they wud 've invented one..

He has a lot of followers, so he was a threat to the illuminati. Thats why he is 'under investigation'.

Whenever Celebs, footballers, actors speak the truth they get instantly labelled as weirdoes or a bad role model.

By the way Nathan Eccleston is HOT! haha 🙂

LOL. I love this. It really wouldn't have been so "offensive" if he weren't on to something. Seriously. I didn't even know that's what OTIS stood for until now, but apparently its now probably going to be considered a crime to speak out and make use of the FREE SPEECH we're supposed to have. The guy wasn't slandering anyone, just stating what he thought was the truth. The fact that it caused such an uproar definitely says something….

Hi all,

Just read an interesting article in a free morning paper which is given out each day (MetroHerald AM). In the article an expert in Europe reckon the melting aluminium and the water sprinkler (coming in reaction to the Fires) this fusion of molten Aluminium and the water could have caused the explosions which were heard, and this fusion caused the compromise of the inner floors of the towers.

I think it's interesting the hearing of explosions within the towers is now maybe sneaking into the official "STORY" of 911. Any thoughts on this type of fiction.

Thanks.

God Bless him. If only more and more celebrities and people in proper position follow his pursuit as well as those who lost their lives.

All i have to say is the truth offends…

Interesting. They say "OTIS reportedly stands for Only the Illuminati Succeed", then they remove the comment from the Internet, virtually confirming that the statement is true. Funny.

Why? Why can't people handle what others say? If you don't like what he says, unfollow him. How hard was that? Dumb people or should I say sheep? 9/11 was directed by the government. there are more facts to support that than the terrorists.

Good for a football to say something not revolving around himself, in england around the anniversary on 9/11 there were two documentary apparently dismissing the 9/11 conspiracy both were very propaganda including one where a random comedian took several conspiracy believers( truth seekers) to America and forcing them to rethink their belief it was awful, lucky on cable there is another channel called controversial tv which discussed the conspiracy and dismantled the lies live in TV regarding 9/11 on the anniversary with compelling evidence (which I already knew). The mainstream media has done everything in its power to complete sell the story of 9/11 and make anyone who seeks to confront the official story crazy. The official 9/11 commission didn't have the fall backing by everyone involved in the report and the guy who headed it was guy who did his PHD on social control. Furthermore, mysterious many figures including… Read more »

He shouldn't be penalized for speaking out against 9/11. This happens when you damage the reputation of your employer directly (like if he critisized the club or the owners publicly) but not on a subject unrelated in anyway to his profession. I find this disgusting and am going to post on the BBC discussion boards regarding this.

i've noticed how Otis is used in movies and TV, last good example I recall was 'OTIS' from the movies frailty I looked where it came from; Origin – Hebrew.

Othniel was the first judge of Israel in the Old Testament. Under his rule, Israel had peace for forty years.

I always felt there was a bigger significance to this word because of where it was used ..now I wonder if it didnt have more to do with the acronym from the above article?

I think it's more disrespectful to the affected families to continue upholding a lie which allows the real culprits to escape justice. If you want to go into terminology, the official 9/11 story is technically a "conspiracy theory" (a theory that can be proved or in this case disproved), "the Illuminati" are technically terrorists of the highest order, and the FBI/CIA/NSA's collusion with such a sickeningly influential cabal is beyond treasonous. This is not even getting into the atrocities of MK-ULTRA and related programs, which was arguably far worse than what communists did at the same time to their own people in Soviet Russia. Fuck anybody who says that in this castle of wicked lies, we can't tell it like it is. The courage to speak truth is the better part of heroism, not this mindless warlike behavior we've already overindulged. Only the innocents suffer.

It's a disgrace really. I recall being surprised The Sun even printed the word "illuminati", that's usually one they try to avoid. It's more often printed in the Mail, but that's the (conspiracy theorists'/racists'/idiots') paper) of course… In the UK I think each one has a target market, and we are fed by their different types (tabloids = light entertainment for full cattle) (broadsheets = still need heavy brainwashing & intense, constant distraction)

Point still reamins..d Illuminat will Indeed suceed 4 d time being..We shouldnt be focused on fighting d evil dat aims to control d Material world..but instead d evil dat threatens to destroy our soul..like it or not d Illuminati own dis world,nothing anybody can do about it..d physical doesnt matter,its d spiritual that does…it aint about Changing Earth,its about making Heaven..the Truth cannot be killed,it can however be misinterpreted..knowingly…lets ditch all this grouping into religions and beleifs,and focus more on our soul/spirit…cos what does it gain a man to change the world(Restore it back to order,dethrone the illuminati) and lose his soul?..WE are the evil/good…u want ur life to be perfect?go live in a cave,with no food,no clothing,no electricity and reconnect with the spirit…cos tryna regain ur freedom of speech,food without chemicals,even ur life and physical protection,is Vanity..What do you want?media that speaks the truth,so you can stay glued to… Read more »

I agree

And I would also like to know how come 'whistleblower' / at least someone who brings some semblance of the truth to our attention – Michael Moore hasn't had an "accident" as yet?

Strange how some things and some people are allowed, yet others, NOT

And he never will……..Michael Moore is 'in' with 'them'.

Controlled Oppostion Part 2:
http://clareswinney.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/in-s

I do not know… but i do believe the truth would come out one day and all evil would be exposed….99 days fore the thief… but one day for the owners (the day of reckoning).

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inside job inside job inside job! said 3 times and what? heads up people stay vigilant

anyone know great musician name donny hathaway i love his voice and music but there is something happend to him so strange here a wiki page about his death : @@@@@@@@@@ for a second album of duets were underway in 1979. On January 13 of that year, Hathaway began a recording session at which Eric Mercury and James Mtume were present. Mercury and Mtume each reported that although Hathaway's voice sounded good, he began behaving irrationally, seeming to be paranoid and delusional. According to Mtume, Hathaway said that "white people" were trying to kill him and had connected his brain to a machine, for the purpose of stealing his music.[5] Given Hathaway's behavior, Mercury said that he decided the recording session could not continue, so he aborted it and all of the musicians went home.[5] Hours later, Hathaway was found dead on the sidewalk below the window of his 15th-floor… Read more »

Oh man I'm so happy…now I feel a huge revolt coming on where the world FINALLY realises that the government is evil and we all march to 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, The WHite House, and tear those evil ministries down and call our boys to come home from the Middle East so the world can live in peace and design the music industry in a positive way

Wish it were that simple. But the problem is inside the people, not just the governments that rule them.

I agree with the Mr. Ecclestone and with all who say the "attack" was an inside job. I was in the US that day and I said the government did it three minutes after it happened. Obvoiusly nobody believed me. Terrorists and Osama Bin Laden have nothing to do with it. Never trust the media, trust your own conscience. I hope this will actually create a lot of advertising for this person and that the people trying to shut him up will actually get the exact opposite result: make a lot of people aware of this. Freedom of speech doesn't really exist, we know that, but we can still do something about it.

I'm a Liverpool FC fan who regularly goes to the games and I'm proud of Ecclestone voicing his opinion but what the f**k happened to freedom of speech??

Bet they'll find a way to keep him quiet and 'make an example' to keep others from simply giving their opinions #f**kthesystem.

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