Kirk Cousins is taking a hard stance against the current coronavirus health guidelines. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback doesn’t find masks effective and says, “If I die, I die.”
During an interview on Spotify’s 10 Questions podcast, Cousins discussed the pandemic with Kyle Brandt of the NFL Network. Brandt opened up the conversation by asking, “If 1 is the person who says, ‘Masks are stupid, you’re all a bunch of lemmings’ and 10 is, ‘I’m not leaving my master bathroom for the next 10 years,’ where do you land?”
Cousins responded by saying, “I’m not gonna call anybody stupid, for the trouble it would get me in. But I’m about a .000001.”
He continued by explaining his lack of concern over contracting COVID-19. “I want to respect what other people’s concerns are. For me personally, just talking no one else can get the virus, what is your concern if you could get it, I would say I’m gonna go about my daily life. If I get it, I’m gonna ride it out. I’m gonna let nature do its course. Survival-of-the-fittest kind of approach.”
Kirk Cousins Says He Has “Peace” if the Coronavirus Kills Him
Even if the virus claims Cousins’s life, he doesn’t seem fazed by the idea. “And just say, if it knocks me out, it knocks me out. I’m going to be OK,” he says. “You know, even if I die. If I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that.”
The NFL star then concluded by addressing masks and face coverings. “So that’s really where I fall on it, so my opinion on wearing a mask is really about being respectful to other people. It really has nothing to do with my own personal thoughts,” he said.
As the NFL plans to return this fall, the league is placing major emphasis on masks. This past week, four players received positive results for COVID-19 out of 8,739 tested.
[H/T New York Post]