Over recent years, athletes on both the collegiate and professional level have increasingly utilized their platforms as players. With the stars tending to have more “leverage,” it’s become common for them to be more outspoken on events and issues that affect their sport or society itself.
On Sunday, reports surfaced that the Big Ten is leaning towards not playing the 2020 college football season.
Just got a text that Big Ten will announce they are cancelling College Football this Fall likely tomorrow— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 9, 2020
After this was leaked, other comments followed that were centered around the not play the 2020 college football season.
Of course, with how fast information can spread across social media, athletes attempted to take matters into their own hands. Many went to Twitter expressing their desire to play and voicing their reasons defending that notion.
While the fans want to see college football just as bad as the athletes want to lace up their cleats, it truly has to be deemed “safe” to do so. Otherwise why risk the potential of a case outbreak within a program, school or even conference?
Nothing is set in stone. Nothing has been reported as a “definite” plan. But the decision will most likely come quick. So stay tuned, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
Tweet of the Day
#WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/jvQhE7noGB— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 10, 2020
Lawrence was one of multiple college football players to tweet this late Sunday evening.
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