People are dragging the Georgia Bulldogs on social media after cameras during Saturday’s game against Auburn showed fans weren’t social distancing and few were wearing masks. ESPN’s cameras appeared to show most fans were not seated 6 feet apart or wearing face coverings, despite Southeastern Conference rules.
“Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) shall be required as a condition of all guest ingress, egress, and movement throughout the stadium, as well as any time guests are unable to maintain the recommended physical distance from others who are not in their same household.”
Social media was quick to react as the college football broadcast began and images of the crowd went live.
Though some fans were annoyed by the critics.
Not the first time Georgia hit for not social distancing
Earlier this summer, the Bulldogs posted a photo of their team sitting in the stadium stands. The point of the photo, it seems, was to show unity. But that’s not what people took away from the picture.
What the team seemed to miss, however, was that only a few of the players were social distancing in the photo. Most were seated up against other players. Moreover, many players weren’t wearing masks either. For that reason, commenters took the Bulldogs to task for not enforcing better coronavirus safety protocols. The school had an outbreak of COVID-19 in early September.