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The cricket hero said he has recently been persuaded by a podcast called The Flat Earthers
On his BBC Radio 5 show, that he co-hosts with Robbie Savage and Matthew Syed, Freddie Flintoff had previously said he thought the moon landings could have been staged.
The presenters carried on the conversation after the show and decided to bring in their favourite conspiracy theories to the next broadcast.
The cricket hero said he has recently been persuaded by a podcast called The Flat Earthers.
Although, he does not think the Earth is completely flat but “bulbous, like a turnip”.
The members of the Flat Earthers claim the planet is flat and satellite photos of the globe being spherical are fabrications of a “round Earth conspiracy”.
Allegedly, NASA and Government agencies are involved in the cover-up – as is Disney.
Mr Flintoff believes there is “evidence to suggest the world is not round”.
He said: “Now, I am not saying that the world is flat, but it could be. I know you go back in the day and there were sailors who were worried about falling off the edge of the Earth and they realised that they can’t.
“But, it could be.”
Mr Flintoff was asked by his co-presenters to “consider the evidence”.
They mentioned the Red Bull Stratos Space Jump when Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydived from outer-space.
Robbie Savage insisted that you can see the Earth is round from the footage of the jump.
But, Mr FLintoff rebutted this, saying: “The horizon always appears flat, apart from NASA pictures. Which some say could be doctored.
“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.
“If you’re in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it’s round?
To which Matthew Syed said: “Because of the principle of relativity.
“So, the atmosphere of the Earth as it spins carries around with the Earth.
“In the same way, if you are on a plane that is flying forward at 100 miles an hour the ball doesn’t hit the back of the plane, it carries on with you.
“It is a fundamental precept of physics.”
Mr Flintoff was asked by his co-presenters to “consider the evidence”
Robbie Savage pointed out that Greek philosopher Aristotle said as early as the 5th Century BC that he postulated the Earth was round.
Aristotle noticed that during a solar eclipse that the shadow on the moon’s surface is round, which is the shadow on the earth.
But, Flintoff was undeterred, he continued: “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.”
Mr Syed repeated: “Because of relativity.”
Mr Flintoff is not alone in thinking the Earth could be flat
Flintoff is not alone in thinking the Earth could be flat. Hundreds of flat-Earthers attended a sellout conference this month.
The annual event is held by a community who rejects the idea of “a heliocentric globe-earth model” in favour of a flat, stationary Earth.
FEIC said on its website: “After extensive experimentation, analysis, and research, we have come to know that the truth of our cosmology is not that which we’ve been told.”
The website explains the community suspect the planet is a circular disk shape that relies on Antarctica to provide an icy wall barrier.
The ice barrier is supposed to prevent humans walking off the edge of the Earth.