“Never thought I would say this, but being put in a position to hurt my team because I don’t want to partake in the vaccine is making me question my future in the NFL,” said Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins who took to social media to voice his concerns on the NFL’s push to force players to get vaccinated in a now-deleted tweet.
The professional football star made the remarks when the NFL released a memo on Thursday to teams stating that if a team goes through a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team will forfeit the game.
“The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will FORFEIT and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding, per sources,” NFL reporter Tom Pelissero posted on Twitter. “Massive implications.”
The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will FORFEIT and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 22, 2021
What if both teams go through a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players? Who wins then?
The wide receiver’s tweet got an immediate reaction on social media.
Jalen Ramsey, NFL All-Pro cornerback also responded to Hopkins’ tweet.
“Some of y’all clearly didn’t get what I’m saying here lol.. the NFL is pressuring/ ‘influencing’ guys to get the vaccine,” Ramsey said on Twitter. “They are saying if there is an outbreak, the team will be penalized heavily. My point is no teammate of mine will feel that pressure from me because whether you are vaccinated or not, there is still a chance of getting covid. I thought my point was simple but I guess not lol. ”
He added in another tweet, “Just because my teammate(s) personally decide not to get the vaccine, I won’t think they are a bad teammate.”
Ladies and gentlemen that right there is a red-blooded American, and it’s how everyone else should feel about it. Ramsey believes in freedom and it’s shocking how so many Americans no longer do.
Leonard Fournette, running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Super Bowl championship team, also spoke out against the league, tweeting “Vaccine I can’t do it…”. He also deleted his tweet.
Big men like that shouldn’t have to be afraid of saying what’s on their mind when it comes to their own personal health. But that’s what the Marxists have done to our society.
Back in June, the NFL handed out their protocols for training camps and the 2021 NFL preseason. The new protocols declare that vaccinated players have almost all of their restrictions lifted while setting major restrictions for those who are still unvaccinated. Life for those unvaccinated players will be harshly different.
For them, masks must be worn while traveling or at team facilities and they may not use the sauna/steam room. They are not allowed to leave the team hotel room to eat at restaurants, and social media, working for sponsorship, doing media appearances, and marketing activities are all forbidden. They must socially distance themselves from others when in a club facility. They have a 15 player limit in the weight room. In the team meal room, unvaccinated players may not eat with teammates.
Technically, prostitutes in Nevada have more freedom at their job.
Cole Beasley the wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills argued against the NFL’s new COVID protocols.
“This is crazy,” Beasley wrote on Twitter in June. “Did we vote on this? I stay in the hotel. We still have meetings. We will all be together. Vaccinated players can go out the hotel and bring covid back in to where I am. So what does it matter if I stay in the hotel now? 100 percent immune with vaccination? No.”
This is crazy. Did we vote on this? I stay in the hotel. We still have meetings. We will all be together. Vaccinated players can go out the hotel and bring covid back in to where I am. So what does it matter if I stay in the hotel now? 100 percent immune with vaccination? No. https://t.co/g61WM8zAOh
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) June 17, 2021
“The players association is a joke. Call it something different. It’s not for the players. Everyone gives me the 98 percent of people who are vaccinated don’t get covid again. The odds of me getting in the NFL and playing for 10 years are lower than that and I’m here.”
The players association is a joke. Call it something different. It’s not for the players. Everyone gives me the 98 percent of people who are vaccinated don’t get covid again. The odds of me getting in the NFL and playing for 10 years are lower than that and I’m here.
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) June 17, 2021
Montez Sweat, defensive end for the Washington Football Team said back in June that he isn’t going to get the jab.
“Obviously, they want everybody to be vaccinated to move more freely around the facility and with traveling and all that type of stuff. But everybody has their own beliefs, and they’re entitled to their own decision,” he said.
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It’s about the government controlling you. They are using the NFL as a litmus test to allow Americans to see what’s going to happen to them next if they don’t take the jab. They are measuring the outrage, so stand up and shout! This is totalitarianism.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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