Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said he refuses to wear a mask complaining that it is a violation of his liberty.
Gallagher was in conversation on Matt Morgan’s podcast recently and said: “It’s not a law. There’s too many f**king liberties being taken away from us now … I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else … it’s a piss-take. There’s no need for it … They’re pointless.”
He added: “I was going up to Manchester the other week and some guy’s going ‘can you put your mask on, on the train, because the transport police will get on and fine you £1,000. But you don’t have to put it on if you’re eating’.”
“So I was saying, ‘Oh right, this killer virus that’s sweeping through the train is going to come and attack me but it’s going to see me having a sandwich and go leave him, he’s having his lunch?'”
The guitarist added: “I choose not to wear one and if I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else. If every other c**** wearing a mask I’m not going to catch it off them, and if I’ve got it then they’re not going to catch it off me. I think it’s a p***take. There’s no need for it.”
Wearing a face covering is mandatory by law in all shops, supermarkets and public transport in the UK.
Exemptions are in place for people with health issues and for children under the age of 11.