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An NFL player has gone viral for vowing that he’d rather “die of covid” than follow the league’s new rules for unvaccinated players.
Published Wednesday, the new rules require every unvaccinated player to undergo daily testing, wear a mask inside the league’s training facilities, engage in social distancing, avoid interacting with “people outside of Team Traveling Party during team travel,” abstain from any “social/media/marketing/sponsorship activities” and more.
The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to updated COVID-19 protocols for 2021 training camp and preseason, per source.
How different will life by for vaccinated and unvaccinated players? From the memo that just went to clubs: pic.twitter.com/8yMPW0JBWZ
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 16, 2021
Unvaccinated individuals — including players — also will be prohibited from gathering outside of the club facility or team travel, per the memo. This includes gathering for meetings, practices or training activities unless approved by the NFL and NFLPA.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 16, 2021
In a PSA published to Twitter on Friday, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley made it clear that he’d rather risk contracting the coronavirus and even be forced out of the league than abide by the new rules.
“Hi, I’m Cole Beasley and I’m not vaccinated! I will be outside doing what I do. I’ll be out in the public. If your [SIC] scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. Point. Blank. Period. I may die of covid, but I’d rather die actually living,” he wrote.
“I have family members whose days are numbered. If they want to come see me and stay at my house then they are coming regardless of protocol. I don’t play for the money anymore. My family has been taken care of,” he added.
Beasley is reportedly worth $14 million.
“Fine me if you want. My way of living and my values are more important to me than a dollar. I love my teammates and enjoy playing ball because all the outside bs goes out the window in these moments. I just want to win the Super Bowl and enjoy these relationships that will be created along the way,” Beasley continued.
His post predictably triggered rage and insults from the religiously pro-vaccine left.
Look (*Language warning):
that’s a lot of words when “I’m a selfish fuckstick” would’ve sufficed
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 19, 2021
Went to SMU
Doesn’t have a college diploma
Has takes “lots of hits”
Spent whole life in Texas
Yup, color me surprised that these are his comments. 🙄
— Bore Ragnarok (@BoreRagnarok) June 19, 2021
“Hi, I plan to be a scared, selfish prick and provide a host for a virus that’s already killed 3.8M people. I don’t care who I might infect. And I don’t care that unvaccinated people allow the virus to mutate into increasingly dangerous variants! That’s just who I am!” #Shame
— K Spellman (@KPSpellman) June 19, 2021
An ill-informed, selfish prick !! That’s what I see… Cole. Healthy people can still get the virus .. and potentially spread the deadly virus to other people !! Extremely SELFISH. I’m guessing you’re a MAGAt too !!? Unconnected to reality.
— BlueWater Bob (@BlueWaveBob) June 19, 2021
Let me take a wild guess:
Beasley also thinks the election was fixed and that Trump won in 2020.
— Paul Fitzgerald (@paul_fitz25) June 19, 2021
Obviously a trump supporter
— jdr381 (@jred381) June 19, 2021
It doesn’t seem like a coincidence that, judging by their newsfeeds, virtually all of his critics are Trump-hating Biden sycophants who love the discredited Lincoln Project.
As for Beasley, outside of his coronavirus views, he appears to have some left-wing tendencies. Amid the devastating, deadly Black Lives Matter riots last summer, he released a statement vowing his support for the extremist group:
Cole Beasley opened up on social injustice. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/Ycjdoz4Mf2
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) June 11, 2020
The reason he’s anti-vaccine, a position usually taken up by conservatives, is because he feels it makes no sense to seek treatment that he doesn’t need.
“I’m not going to take meds for a leg that isn’t broken. I’d rather take my chances with Covid and build up my immunity that way. Eat better. Drink water. Exercise and do what I think is necessary to be a healthy individual. That is MY CHOICE based on MY experiences and what I think is best,” his PSA continued.
“I’ll play for free this year to live life how I’ve lived it from day one. If I’m forced into retirement, so be it. I’ve enjoyed the times I’ve had. I’ll get to live freely with my wife, kids, and extended family forever. We’d get to enjoy the times that we missed from the sacrifices we’ve had to make just so I could play this wonderful game. So either way. It’s a win/win,” he added.
This isn’t the first time he’s triggered left-wing rage and disappointment. Last month he mocked left-wing savior Dr. Anthony Fauci after Fauci finally admitted that vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear a mask outdoors.
“I do that without being vaccinated. Is this illegal now?” Beasley sarcastically wrote.
In response, leftists pounced.
Look: (** Language warning)
I do that without being vaccinated. Is this illegal now? https://t.co/LvWSwEfoAK
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) May 13, 2021
No, but this tweet just makes you look like a jackass after half a million people have died.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) May 14, 2021
Unfortunately it’s another athlete who is selfish and only thinks about himself. Disappointed.
— Jeff Confarotta (@jcfairport) May 17, 2021
It’s selfish and careless. Bye.
— Sonja (@soco1129) May 13, 2021
Me, reading this after I thought Beasley was one of the good ones two weeks ago when Rachel Bush was on her anti-vax bullshit pic.twitter.com/G1sH4fNsR0
— Bason Jotterill (@jmm057) May 13, 2021
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