The NFL moves on with their psychotic reaction in the offseason leading to the 2021-2022 season. Only a couple of weeks ago, the league shared their vaccinated and unvaccinated COVID-19 guidelines.
NFL guidelines for players either COVID vaccinated or not. Some fairly strong incentives. pic.twitter.com/3M59B6dBQb
— sportstradingau (@sportstradingau) June 17, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday sent a memo to all 32 teams outlining Covid-19 guidelines for the 2021 season that detail drastic penalties for teams with unvaccinated personnel, including the forfeiture of games, if they cause an outbreak. https://t.co/cftyvdLhyb
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) July 23, 2021
Unvaccinated players are somehow discriminated; they are slaves. But, if you want to collaborate with the Big Pharma med experiment, you would have to play the season under slave status.
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Some players and coaches raised their voices against these decisions and rules.
Not everyone is on board with the new rule. Following the announcement, NFL players began to speak out. https://t.co/Ug05yYFKDk
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) July 23, 2021
Tannehill says he has “no doubt” that NFL’s updated COVID-19 guidelines have had an impact on players’ decisions to get vaccine. Admits that he wouldn’t have gotten vaccine if it weren’t for the new protocol. Felt it was forced by the league.
— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) July 28, 2021
A Patriots coach reportedly is out for the 2021 season in a decision related to the COVID-19 vaccine and NFL guidelines. https://t.co/BubBRcFGw3
— NESN (@NESN) July 23, 2021
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2021
But the teams are complicit with the league’s stance to act with the unvaccinated players as if they were slaves.
One among those teams is Pittsburgh Nazis, aka Steelers.
They recently announced that their unvaccinated players would wear yellow wristbands in the practice so everyone would know their vaccination status.
Steelers' unvaccinated players (the few that there are) will be wearing yellow wristbands at practice. https://t.co/6GCjRZ8bDg
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 25, 2021
Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers having a high vaccination rate among players, the team's management have chosen to target unvaccinated players by requiring them to wear a yellow wristband in practice. pic.twitter.com/gyZVc9L7ul
— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) July 27, 2021
Most Steelers players are vaccinated. Unvaccinated Steelers players are wearing a yellow wristband at practice. Rookie RB Najee Harris is one of the few Steelers players with a yellow wristband. https://t.co/Yt7HbAlvkn
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 26, 2021
Steelers Announce Marking Unvaccinated Players With Yellow Bracelets https://t.co/U5HEDyI6J0
— OutKick (@Outkick) July 26, 2021
Pro Football Talk reported this:
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a high vaccination rate among players. Those who have yet to get the shot will stick out like a proverbial sore thumb.
Per the team, Steelers players who haven’t been vaccinated will be wearing yellow wristbands at practice.
The Steelers have been among the most successful at getting players to choose to take the vaccine. That’s a testament to the persuasive powers of coach Mike Tomlin, who realizes the competitive advantage of getting it — and disadvantage of not getting it.
It won’t be a surprise if, come September, every player remaining on the roster has gotten it.
However, Pittsburgh isn’t alone in this:
Multiple teams, including the Bucs and Steelers, have vaccinated players wearing red wristbands during practice and unvaccinated players wearing yellow wristbands.
NFL union president JC Tretter lashed out at the league Monday, saying NFLPA did not agreehttps://t.co/O88h4NOKW2
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) July 26, 2021
Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Label Unvaccinated Players with Yellow Wristbands
Nazi Germany forced Jews to wear yellow patches with the Star of David on them so everyone could easily spot them in a crowd.
— Peace Prize (@SymmetryRadial) July 27, 2021
Welcome to Nazi Germany in the good ole US of A.https://t.co/8rY7w5xAFh
— Moon Mission XRP (@marty_loughlin) July 27, 2021
After the NFL released a memo last week ramping up pressure on players to get inoculated and allowed teams to use wristbands during practice to distinguish the vaccinated from unvaccinated, NFL Players Association president and Browns center JC Tretter lashed out at the league Monday, stating that the union was against the use of color-coded wristbands.
“We did not agree to them,” Tretter wrote Monday on the union’s website about the wristbands, adding the NFLPA feels they are “unnecessary.”
The defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who opened training camp on Sunday, said vaccinated players will wear red wristbands during practice, while players who have not received their shot will wear yellow wristbands, according to NBC Sports.
League protocols dictate that vaccinated players enjoy privileges such as not having to wear face masks, while unvaccinated players are required to wear face coverings and remain socially distanced from teammates.