Kickboxing champion Frederic Sinistra, 41, tried to treat himself at home for the “small virus” after denying he had Covid and leaving a hospital in Liège, Belgium.
An anti-vaxxer kickboxing champion has died after refusing to accept Covid is dangerous and trying to treat himself at home.
Frederic Sinistra, 41, discharged himself from a hospital in Liège, Belgium, after denying that he was infected with Covid, which he described as a “small virus”, reports the Express.
But the three-time world champion died with complications related to the virus in the small Belgian town of Ciney just weeks later.
This is because Boris Johnson is expected to review the data today to decide whether England will introduce new Covid restrictions.
Reports claim that the 41-year-old, known as the ‘Undertaker’, told his followers on social media that he would treat his symptoms away from the hospital.
Posts shared on Sinistra’s Facebook page showed that the kickboxing champion, who had a record 39 wins against nine losses, was lying in bed in an intensive care unit with an oxygen tube in his nose.
However, Sinistra also posted a video to his 37,000 Facebook followers in which he seemed to have some difficulty breathing.
He added the title “no time to mess with lazy people”.
In other reports, he called Covid the “small virus” and spoke out against the government’s measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Local reports suggest the kickboxer only entered the hospital after he was forced to do so by his coach Osman Yigin, 50.
Speaking to Belgian news agency SudInfo, Mr Yigin said he told Sinistra he would not train the three-time world champion unless he went to hospital to receive medical attention.
The Belgian athlete remained active online until a few days before his death.
Sinistra’s partner then announced his death on December 16.
Sinistra also referred to Covid as “la grippe des cheveux”, meaning the flu and criticized measures such as mask mandates and fax passages.
According to the latest data, Belgium has recorded an average of 7,011 Covid cases in the last seven days.
That led to about 150 daily admissions to the hospital and an average of 35 daily deaths.