This is the first in a mini-series looking at football players who went a bit off the rails. I’m not talking about the likes of Best and Gazza who liked their drink, or Robin Friday, who also liked a tipple or two but was more of a wild one… No I’m talking about those who had promising careers but then went and blew it for various reasons.
» Starting off with the biggest name who went batshait insane:
David Icke didn’t actually have much of a footballing career – he did spend a bit of time between the sticks for Coventy, Northampton and Hereford but had to retire because of arthritis. It was the other burgeoning career he went into after footie that he very publicly torpedoed.
After he stopped playing Icke got a job at a local newspaper which eventually led him to the Beeb where he became a much respected sports reporter. He became a member of the team on the new BBC Breakfast Time programme and was a stand-in host on Grandstand, presented the snooker and was also at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
He became a laughing stock and because of some of his claims has never been seriously.
Some of his best (?) lines:
“We/I am a son/daughter of God. In fact, we are all expressions/projections of the Infinite Conciousness, which is love, that is what I mean when I say “I am a son of god “GOD”!”
“The following list has been compiled from the wealth of research I have put together over the last ten years. I would suggest that all of these are reptilian bloodline, but I only mention shapeshifting where it has been witnessed. It is only an initial list and will be added to. If you can add names, and give the supporting evidence, that would be most helpful in exposing these horrors. By “Satanists”, of course, I mean those involved in human sacrifice…. George Bush: U.S. President and Vice President, head of the CIA, and a stream of other roles in the Illuminati. Satanist, mind controller, torturer of children and adults, paedophile, shapeshifting reptilian, and major drug runner. Serial killer. Nice man…. Queen Elizabeth II of the U.K.: Satanist, child sacrificer, shapeshifting reptilian. Major Illuminati figure.”
“I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it. The reason most people don’t express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It’s what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them.”
…and it goes on and gets even weirder. He’s not fond of the Jews either.
The bizarre thing is that people lap this up. There’s a very busy forum on his official site. In the USA where they don’t know of his previous, he goes on big speaking tours and can be heard on talk radio.
…A few songs in “tribute” to the soothsayer, starting with this excellent tune from the Eastbourne based The Purple Bubble:» The Purple Bubble – David Icke, Reptile Delight
– This next one asks if he’s just talking shite:» Origami Frog – David Icke
This last one is from a fan who entices you in with samples of Ickespeak:» Martin Noakes (feat David Icke) – You Are Not Alone
Now if you’ll excuse me I’ve got to go and get this skin off me, it’s itching my scales… Oh crap, is this thing still on ?