October 22, 2021

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Richard Sherman, other NFL players note league’s hypocrisy with most up-to-date coronavirus protocols

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

The NFL is putting a quit to the swap for 2020.

According to various studies, the NFL is making an attempt to restrict pointless conversation concerning gamers, staff and media really should video games get underway this drop. Among individuals insurance policies, the NFL is likely to outlaw postgame discussions among the gamers and will not likely make it possible for for jersey exchanges, anything that’s developed more and more well-liked in modern decades. 

The notion is that the NFL is making an attempt to restrict interaction before and soon after the game to limit the potential for coronavirus transmission among players. (Hopefully this indicates disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as effectively.) 

Yeah, about that…

It really is a pretty nonsensical detail to do, thinking about that gamers are spitting, respiratory, hitting, tackling, getting in contact with and are frequently in just 6 toes of each other for a three-hour video game. Even though not each individual participant will interact with each and every other participant of the opposition’s 53-guy roster, with the way COVID-19 can unfold, it would seem like an additional wonky, not-widespread-sense half-measure from the league.

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

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Other NFL gamers and personalities also noted the league’s hypocrisy.