Sunday morning was a rough one for the National Football League. In a sudden blitz, the game’s biggest stars took to Twitter with their frustrations on the lack of safety protocol the NFL has implemented ahead of this season’s training camp.
I am concerned.— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 19, 2020
My wife is pregnant.@NFL Training camp is about to start..
And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety.
We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay
With the sport being a billion-dollar business, it almost has to happen this fall. But the players’ health and safety is of course a top priority in making that happen. So it’s fairly simple to understand their frustration and concern for the upcoming season that’s now just around the corner.
You want to watch football this year? Us players need to remain healthy in order to make that happen. The NFL needs to do their part in order to bring football back safely in 2020. Please address health and safety concerns so we can play football this year. We want to play!— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) July 19, 2020
Training camp will begin on July 28th with the year’s first pre-season game tentatively scheduled for August 6th. Then, the NFL season hopes to begin their regular season by September 10th with Chiefs/Texans on Thursday Night Football.
The NFL needs to do their part by putting the right safety protocols in place before we begin to play, in order for us to protect ourselves and our families if we want to have a full season #WeWanttoPlay— James White (@SweetFeet_White) July 19, 2020
It’s almost impossible to imagine a scenario where cases don’t arise after training camp begins, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be optimistic. The NFL is, again, a billion dollar business and will most certainly find a way to combat this virus with a potential vaccine as their hail-may.
It’s not about money it’s about health & safety. Do the right thing @nfl— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) July 19, 2020
It’s not a pretty sight to have the sport’s top players calling out the league office and commissioner on what will be “game day” come September, but players also have to use their power & platform to ensure their safety.
The NFL continues to ignore major health and safety concerns putting the 2020 season in jeopardy. America wants to watch football and we want to play. Make the necessary changes @nflcommish #WeWantToPlay— Byron Jones (@Byron31Jump) July 19, 2020
Tweet of the Day
I was scared at first but now I’m not afraid to admit that I got a baby girl on the way!!!! Every since I found about You my whole grind changed. Everything i do for now on is for you to have the best life ever.— Brandin Echols (@matayo_echols) July 19, 2020
Congratulations Brandin Echols!
Boogie was one of the SEC’s top edge defenders last season.
BIG Sunday for the new world number one.
“Poorest” NFL owner without home game revenue? Yikes.
Could this become a long-term issue?
But there’s so much more you can do for $1.8 million...
It wasn’t the best Sunday for the NFL’s PR team.