‘Pizzagate’ supporters claim injured NBA player benched for supporting conspiracy theory

Despite being repeatedly debunked by factcheckers, the conspiracy theory known as “Pizzagate” lives on, and the people who still believe it are adding another conspiracy theory on top of it.

NBA center Andrew Bogut won a league title and signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks this past summer. The big Australian is also a very active member of Twitter and has not hesitated to make his political beliefs known before. In particular, he has expressed contempt for the mainstream media and so-called “safe spaces.”

But he surprised many in late November when he tweeted about “Pizzagate” — the fake news story that claimed Democrat Hillary Clinton was part of a child trafficking ring run out of the basement of a Washington D.C. pizza parlor. In his tweet, Bogut said that “If only 1% of this #pizzagate scandal is true, all people involved deserve life in prison (or worse),” despite the fact that the story had been debunked repeatedly.

As some of his Twitter followers challenged him on the statement, Bogut replied with several more tweets expressing credulity at the theory. He later deleted those…

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