Freddie Flintoff claims the earth is shaped like a turnip in bizarre ramblings

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How’s that? Freddie Flintoff has made an odd statement during his podcast on BBC 5 Live
How’s that? Freddie Flintoff has made an odd statement during his podcast on BBC 5 Live

When someone who openly admits to wearing a FitBit in the throes of passion speaks about the Earth moving, it would be remiss of us – negligent even – not to listen.

Freddie Flintoff, the former England cricketer, can’t have been sleeping too much at the moment, what with the Ashes going through the night.

It comes to something when, during a podcast for BBC 5 Live, someone is speaking even less sense than Robbie Savage.

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But the Welshman has been outdone when it comes to crazy opinions and odd ramblings.

Freddie says the Earth is not so much flat, but more turnip-shaped.

Are fears growing that that the 39-year-old – who once stole a pedalo following a drunken 4am escapade which say him stripped of the England vice captaincy – is back on the booze?

Ashes hero: England’s Flintoff during the 2009  test – he’s now had something to say about the world
Ashes hero: England’s Flintoff during the 2009  test – he’s now had something to say about the world

Well, Flintoff says his bizarre statement is born out of his obsession with a podcast called The Flat Earthers.

Odd squad Savage and Freddie are deliberating a trip to next year’s The Flat Earth International Conference in America, as the due debate the legitimacy of Christopher Columbus’ famed 1492 voyage.

The ex-cricketer said: “If you’re in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it’s round?

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“Why, if we’re hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn’t be able to see it but you can.

“The middle is the North Pole, around the outside is the South Pole which is like a big wall of ice. This is why all governments now have bases on the South Pole.”

Nobody knows what planet he’s quite on at the moment, but strangely we’d like to hear more of his views on life itself.

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