The NFL just cannot get out of its own way.
Political considerations dominate every aspect of the sport.
And one player called out the NFL for a stupid rule that ended up being all about politics.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley emerged as one of the most outspoken NFL players about refusing to take the coronavirus vaccine.
Beasley’s stance attracted the scorn of the corporate sports media that usually praises athletes for taking political stands.
But since Beasley’s politics cut against the dominant Democrat Party narrative, the media treats him like an agitator as opposed to a freedom fighter.
Now the NFL is cracking down on Beasley, dispatching a letter to Beasley and teammate Isaiah McKenzie accusing them of not wearing masks in the team facility while being unvaccinated and threatening them with increased penalties up to losing a game check for future violations.
The league’s letter read:
On August 25, 2021, at approximately 2:15 p.m., while walking through the indoor fieldhouse and into the training room, you failed to wear a mask. Then at approximately 4:35 p.m. on August 25, for several minutes, you again failed to wear a mask in the meeting area while gathered near other players after the offensive meeting.
For players like you who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, like you, your conduct is expressly prohibited by the Protocol. Again, your conduct potentially compromised not only your own safety, but also the safety of others, as well as the league’s ability to ensure that your club’s training camp is conducted in a safe matter.
Beasley and McKenzie responded to the absurdity of the NFL’s attempt to be the mask police with Beasley pointing out he wore a mask in the presence of a vaccinated team trainer who later tested positive for COVID while Beasley continues to test negative.
Don’t worry they got me too. But I was wearing a mask when I was in close contact with fully vaxxed trainer who tested positive and still got sent home. So what’s the point of the mask anyways? Meanwhile I’m here still testing negative and can’t come back. Make it make sense. https://t.co/VGzoy0ljb4
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) August 26, 2021
The NFL is among the woke corporate entities trying to help Joe Biden impose a national vaccine mandate by making life unbearable for the unvaccinated.
But as Cole Beasley shows, the rules are a joke and meant to be mocked at every turn.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.