Iker Casillas has some very odd views about the Apollo 11 moon landing
Some sportspeople have peculiar views
They just do. Just because they are exceptionally wealthy and talented doesn't necessarily make them immune to the more irregular beliefs out there.
One of the more famous examples from recent history is that of former Argentina goalkeeper Carlos Roa, the man who saved that David Batty penalty at France 98.
Shortly after that tournament, Roa's stock was riding high, to the point that some believe Manchester United were about to bid for him.
Unfortunately for them, Roa was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventists and believed the world was going to end, so much so that he retired from football in 1999 to prepare for the apocalypse. We don't believe it ever came.
Shoot ahead to modern day and there are further examples. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, one of the NBA's most mercurial talents, has spoken openly in the past about his belief that the earth is flat.
In 2016, he said: “Is the earth flat or round? I think you need to do research on it. Ultimately, it’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us..."
Well, now Roa and Irving can welcome Casillas to the conspiracy club, after the former Spain and Real Madrid number one tweeted his feelings about the Apollo 11 moon landings, man's first ever landing on the moon which took place on July 20, 1969.
In a tweet sent out on Monday evening, Casillas said the following:
"Next year it is 50 years since man (supposedly) stepped on the moon. I'm at a dinner party with friends... arguing about it. I put it to the public! Do you think he stepped on the moon? I don't think so!"
El año que viene se cumplen 50 años (supuestamente) que el hombre pisó la Luna. Estoy en una cena con amigos... discutiendo sobre ello. Elevo la tertulia a público! Creéis que se pisó? Yo no!
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) July 23, 2018
Now thankfully, he doesn't believe the moon is hollow, or made of cheese or, perhaps, a projection of some kind, but he then offered his followers the opportunity to vote on what they believe about the moon landings, just to add some scientific credibility to the proceedings.
Surely, you will think, with all the evidence that mankind did in fact walk on the moon, people would vote in their droves to prove to Casillas that he is very, very wrong? Well, here are the results at the time of writing.
Yeah. We're all doomed.