Friday 7th August 2020

Richard Sherman, other NFL players note league's hypocrisy with latest coronavirus protocols

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The NFL is placing a cease to the swap for 2020.

Based on a number of studies, the NFL is trying to restrict pointless interplay between players, personnel and media ought to video games get underway this fall. Amongst these insurance policies, the NFL goes to outlaw postgame conversations amongst players and will not permit for jersey exchanges, one thing that is grown more and more fashionable in recent times. 

The thought is that the NFL is trying to restrict interplay earlier than and after the sport to restrict the potential for coronavirus transmission amongst players. (Hopefully this implies disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as nicely.) 

Yeah, about that…

It is a fairly nonsensical factor to do, contemplating that players are spitting, respiratory, hitting, tackling, contacting and are typically inside six toes of every other for a three-hour recreation. Whereas not each participant will work together with each other participant of the opposition’s 53-man roster, with the way in which COVID-19 can unfold, it looks like one other wonky, not-common-sense half-measure from the league.

Whereas the banning of jersey swaps is supposedly endorsed by the NFLPA, San Francisco DB Richard Sherman led the way in which with criticism of the NFL’s latest COVID-19 coverage:

Other NFL players and personalities additionally famous the league’s hypocrisy.

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