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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers claims the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols have double standards

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has criticised the COVID-19 protocols of the NFL and points out why he believes there are some double standards in the protocols.

The COVID-19 pandemic became a massive blow to world sports. The NFL, like many others, implemented several protocols for the ongoing season to prevent any possibility of contamination of the virus within the teams. For starters, wearing masks are mandatory all times and the protocols also prohibit any gathering of ten and above no of people in bars, clubs or any indoor events.

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However, according to Aaron Rodgers, there are some loose ends in the league’s COVID protocols, which he tags them as ‘double standards’.

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Some things don’t really add up: Aaron Rodgers critiques the NFL COVID protocols

Aaron Rodgers recently made an appearance in The Pat McAfee Show, where he touched upon the league’s precautionary protocols. While he did not undermine them, Rodgers pointed out a number of aspects that he described as ‘double standards’.

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“I think there’s a lot of questions of are we doing all this based on science and it’s all necessary?” The packers stalwart said in the show, “There are some interesting conversations to be had down the line about all of that. … I’m just wondering what is this based on.”

Going on about the topic, the 36-year-old mentioned how any players is able to dap a teammate but isn’t allowed to eat at the same table, as well as how any off-field body contact is prohibited even in locker rooms.

The quarterback continued, “I think there’s some double standards — you can dap up a guy after the game but you can’t eat at the same lunch table as a teammate.”

“You can go down to practice and hit each other and be in close contact but you have to have plexiglass between you and the guy next to you in the locker room. Some of those things to me don’t really add up,” Rodgers added.

Aaron Rodgers went 25/31 along with covering 305 passing yards and 4 touchdown passes in Packers’  34-17 win against 49ers last Thursday. Leading NFC North with six wins to two losses, they are set to host Jaguars next Saturday.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.

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