The NFL has been fighting to regain the fans they chased away.
But anthem protests and empty stadiums marred the 2020 season.
Now an NFL team was threatened with a forfeit after one ridiculous discovery.
The entire country is still under the thumb of draconian COVID-19 procedures.
Despite mass vaccination and natural immunity, pandemic tyranny has only gotten worse.
The 2020 NFL season was nearly derailed by nonsensical COVID restrictions, and 2021 is shaping up to be more of the same.
The New Orleans Saints were in jeopardy of having multiple coaches out due to testing positive for the virus, and due to stringent contact tracing guidelines, that could’ve sidelined players as well.
“The New Orleans Saints have had eight members of the organization test positive for COVID-19, calling into question their status for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The total includes six offensive coaches, one player and a nutritionist, according to a source.”
The NFL was forced to reshuffle last year’s schedule multiple times, including playing games on Tuesday afternoon.
The league instead said teams would have to forfeit for any COVID-related reasons.
“If they are asymptomatic, vaccinated players and personnel can return when they provide two negative test results 24 hours apart, per NFL protocols. Unvaccinated players and personnel who test positive must isolate for at least 10 days…Payton said during the summer that the team’s coaching and personnel staffs were 100% vaccinated.”
Despite being 100% vaccinated, the Saints are being subjected to these onerous COVID rules.
Saints coach Sean Payton was clearly frustrated.
Speaking on the matter, Payton said:
“Obviously we’ve got some young coaching assistants. We’re missing an O-line coach, a receiver coach, a running back coach, a tight end coach, the other tight end coach.”
The team and staff are fully vaccinated, which means the strict guidelines should be pointless.
Also, studies show that transmission on the field of play across all professional sports was nonexistent in 2020.
Politicians and public officials are no longer “following the science.”
As some have admitted, the procedures are about punishing the people who do not comply with the rules.
But even the vaccinated are being punished because of the absurd guidelines.
And the madness extends beyond the teams.
At least one singer was disinvited from singing the national anthem for kickoff weekend because she hadn’t yet been vaccinated.
There appears to be no end in sight because teams are still testing despite 100% vaccination, there’s no limiting principle to the crackdowns.
Even if the entire country gets vaccinated, the politicians and public health officials will not relinquish their ill-gotten emergency powers.
Worse yet, private entities are going along with whatever the regime wants.
All of the disruption over COVID might’ve cost the Saints in the long run; they lost to the Carolina Panthers 26-7.