And I do respect and support it, doesn't mean I have to understand it because we have to face the fact that we can't isolate ourselves for months or years and that we can't avoid the risk of getting infected. Regardless of whether you are going to the supermarket or meeting with your family there are things you have to do and there is no 100% safety out there. You said it yourself: So many opportunities to get infected. Not only on the field or the football bubble but in real life that we simply can't avoid.
And If Joe Nobody can go to the office every day I think a football player can go on the field. And as I mentioned a football field is a much safer environment than an office with tests on a regular basis it's probably one of the safest places especially if they play the games without spectators. They say that it takes at least 15 minutes of realy close contact to an infected person to infect yourself in a closed room. And there are a lot of measures to minimize the risk like a max number of people in the training room etc.
And yes Corona is a serious virus I don't doubt that but it's not the killer virus that is threatening to exterminate humanity. What we are facing now and that is noboby talking about is that we are dying a slow and steady economic and social death! But thats just my two cents.
First, I’m not sure it’s known just how much time you have to be near an infected to actually become infected yourself.
Second, think of football this way... every huddle, and there roughly 65-70 of them each side, each game is an opportunity. Each play and tackle is an opportunity. Every time a player goes in the team complex is an opportunity. Every time you’re in the locker room, the weight room, the team meeting room, the positional meeting room, you name it, they are all opportunities.
There are so many different opportunities to get infected.
Plus, you talk about young people... those people have their entire career in front of them. The longer this drags out the more we learn that we don’t know as much as we thought we did. That even when you’re Covid free many still report issues with their heart and lungs. That’s not good for anyone, especially athletes. Young athletes are trying to protect their careers.
These decisions are complex, but you have to respect and support every decision, no matter which way it goes.
I respect there decision but don't understand it. Why? Athletes get tested on a regular basis, they can wear helmets with a faceshield, we know that u need to spend considerable time very close to a infected person to get infected yourself and they play outside where the risk isn't that big anyway. So athletes are probably the most safe persons in this pandemic. If others can do their daily work athletes can do it too.