Fans are debating COVID-19 procedures after NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers questioned the league’s protocols. The Green Bay Packers player questioned whether all of the NFL’s rules are “based in science.”
Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers believes there is a double standard when it comes to the league’s policies. He questioned the wisdom of keeping teams and players apart in the locker rooms and off the field. He said they’re in close contact while playing the game.
“You can go down to practice and hit each other and be in close contact. But you have to have plexiglass in between you and the guy next to you in the locker room?” Rodgers said. “You can dap up a guy after the game. But you can’t eat at the same lunch table as a teammate?”
Rodgers’ criticism comes as the league faces an outbreak of COVID-19 cases since the season started. Speaking with Yahoo News, the NFL’s chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills said the protocols were important.
“It’s a little bit like when seat belts came along,” Sills said. “Overnight, you had to do a lot of education about why wearing seat belts was important.”
Twitter Reacts to Aaron Rodgers’ Criticism
Rodgers’ criticism opened up a debate online about the NFL protocols and how effective they are. Several people commented on COVID-19 itself. One user questioned why politicians could hold rallies during the pandemic. They wrote, “Covid has never made sense that’s why it’s bogus. You cant have events but you can have rallies. Super smart virus that stays away from rallies but haunts events.”
Another wrote, “Departments store restrooms opened, fitting rooms closed. i could list so many other ways this all does not seem right.”
Well Pat, here in Wisconsin we’re exploding with COVID cases and deaths are on the rise also, the team and fellow citizens are just trying to keep these guys alive, it’s not forever..science matters. It’s ONE DAMN SEASON!— 👉𝓙𝓪𝓬𝓺𝓾𝓲𝓙𝓾𝓼𝓽𝓚𝓮𝓹𝓽𝓖𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓰🧩 (@JacquiVotesBlue) November 11, 2020
Covid has never made sense that’s why its bogus. You cant have events but you can have rallies. Super smart virus that stays away from rallies but haunts events 💁♂️— Nitschke (@Nick_N509) November 11, 2020
Departments store restrooms opened, fitting rooms closed. 🤔 i could list so many other ways this all does not seem right.— Jamie Jones (@JamieJo26997463) November 11, 2020
He sees the double standards when Trump rallies were super spreaders, but celebrating Biden being “victorious” and there is no media coverage. “Big brother” is the media telling you how to act! That is my observation. Am I wrong?— Daniel Alvarez (not lying who I am) (@honor_theman) November 11, 2020
I cannot believe people actually allowed con @realDonaldTrump to make them doubt science and scientist.Sad most of these people can not think for themselves. Now I’m sure it’s a bit harder for these athletes who get hit in the head,which may effect Their IQ &perception of reality pic.twitter.com/r3D4RhIgHY— CloseupFloss (@CloseupFloss) November 11, 2020