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'I don't know if Covid or vaccine caused my retirement' - Aguero responds to 'stupid coward' comment from anti-vaxxer

During a Twitter Q&A, former Manchester City and Barcelona star Sergio Aguero responded to criticism from an anti-vaxxer, saying he's not sure if covid or the vaccine influenced the heart issues that ultimately ended his career.

Aguero was forced to retire in December due to a heart condition, having played just five games for the club, with the 33-year-old forward recently opening up about the initial scare of learning about his ailment.

The Argentine opened the floor for fans to ask questions on Tuesday and, when called a coward by an anti-vaxxer on Twitter, Aguero explained that he isn't sure what caused his premature retirement.

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What happened?

While answering questions on Tuesday, Aguero was criticised by someone who believed the vaccine caused the striker's heart issue.

"You're a stupid coward who makes a joke of how the experimental inoculation left you with a chip in your body and screwed up your career," the Twitter user said. "Did you tell your fans that you won't take any more doses or do you prefer to skip it...?"

Aguero, in turn, responded: "Why so aggressive? I don't know the real cause of why I had to leave football. No one knows what happened.

"Maybe it was covid, maybe it was the vaccine. The reality is that I don't know. It happened to me and now I have to take care of myself. It might have been an underlying condition that was triggered. I don't know."

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