In the least surprising bit of news you'll hear all day, Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, is against wearing face masks.

The 53-year-old who has made a career out of writing some very famous songs but also moaning about everything under the sun went on a long rant about face coverings during a recent appearance on the Matt Morgan Podcast.

According to the outspoken musician 'too many f**king liberties being take away from us' and 'if I get the virus it's on me.' He also complained about having to wear a mask in 'Selfridges but you don't have to wear one in the pub?'

Gallagher also recited an anecdote about a recent train journey to Manchester where he refused to wear a mask and complained about people who were eating not having to wear one.

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 a thousand pounds. 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 gonna come and attack me, but see me having a sandwich and go, leave him, he’s having his lunch?

Morgan did try to hold Gallagher to account on his misgivings about face masks and why they are so important but it didn't seem to change the Don't Look Back in Anger singer's mind. A clip of the rant has since gone viral and people have been calling Gallagher out and mocking his stance.

However, the best putdown came from 2020's most unlikely of heroes, Jedward who mocked Gallagher by rewriting his classic song Wonderwall in a hilarious tweet that was signed off by both them and Gallagher's estranged brother Liam.

We'd never thought we'd see the day where Jedward was knocking down Noel Gallagher a peg or two but 2020 has been a very strange year.

Speaking of Liam, his very enjoyable social media output would indicate that he is against the limit of more than six people gathering but does seem to be is support of face masks as he shared a picture of him wearing one.

Noel Gallagher isn't the only middle-aged Mancunian musician to have voiced his discontent with the new coronavirus laws. The Stones Roses frontman Ian Brown has caused a stir on social media in the past few weeks by reciting conspiracy theories about the pandemic and denouncing the media.

While Brown and Gallagher might disagree with wearing a mask recent research has show that wearing a covering over your nose and mouth does reduce the spread of the viral droplets when someone coughs or sneezes.

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