Dixon outs himself as climate change denier on Man Utd vs Arsenal commentary

Fans think Arsenal legend Lee Dixon may have outed himself as a climate change denier during Manchester United's clash with the Gunners.

While working as a co-commentator on the match for NBC's coverage in the USA, Dixon appeared to confirm he is not convinced that climate change exists when discussing goalkeepers wearing hats. During the conversation, the 58-year-old asked why less keepers choose to wear hats during matches when "we have global warming these days… allegedly".

His bizarre comment left football fans watching the American coverage of the match in shock and they were quick to flock to social media to react to Dixon's apparent admission that he does not believe in global warming.

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One fan tweeted: "Lee Dixon is a climate change denier lol." Meanwhile, another joked: "I need Lee Dixon's Covid take."

A third viewer also added: "Still thinking about that Lee Dixon tangent about goalkeepers wearing caps and somehow also climate change."

American fans were equally confused, with one commenting: "Did we just get a climate change denial live on Premier League air lmao." One more viewer also wrote: "Did not have Lee Dixon being a climate change denier on my Premier League bingo card."

Dixon spent the bulk of his playing career with the Gunners, having joined the club from Stoke City in January 1988. He went on to spend the next 14 years in north London before retiring in 2002.

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The former England full-back won 12 major trophies with the club, including the European Cup Winners' Cup, four league titles and three FA Cups.

However, he would not have enjoyed Sunday's result at Old Trafford, as Arsenal's flawless start to the new Premier League season came to an end.

Mikel Arteta's side went into the match top of the table with five wins from five matches and will remain at the summit despite losing 3-1 on Sunday.

Red Devils debutant Antony opened the scoring during the first half to open his United account before Bukayo Saka pulled the visitors level on the hour mark.

Arsenal were level for just six minutes, though, with Marcus Rashford slotting past Aaron Ramsdale to finish a flowing counter attacking move. He added his second and United's third in the 75th minute in similar fashion to complete the scoring.

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