The NFL will reportedly require all fans to wear masks if/when games resume this fall:
Masks required at all NFL games this season https://t.co/bhXjBt8wg4
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 22, 2020
How exactly are they going to enforce this?
So not only do you get to pay 12 bucks for a beer, but now you get to wear a mask while watching players and team leaders preach at you and virtue signal? Sounds awesome. ? https://t.co/cVKc8Edsjw
— CCP IS ASSHOE (@noahsmom7) July 23, 2020
Who needs to go to games anyway:
.@NFL board meeting:
Executive 1: “We already have the absolute worst in-game experience of any professional sports league. Between the fights, cursing, vomiting, and absurd prices, does ANYONE know how to make it even worse?”
Executive 2: <slowly raises hand> https://t.co/GsbThgiTNt
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) July 22, 2020
It this kind of mask okay?
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 22, 2020
We only ask because officially licensed masks, like this one, don’t sound much better: “This face covering is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise)”:
Here’s the warning they give:
As for the effectiveness of cloth masks like this, the jury is still out. But the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy nows says they’re “better than doing nothing”:
The authors and CIDRAP have received requests in recent weeks to remove this article from the CIDRAP website. Reasons have included: (1) we don’t truly know that cloth masks (face coverings) are not effective, since the data are so limited, (2) wearing a cloth mask or face covering is better than doing nothing, (3) the article is being used by individuals and groups to support non-mask wearing where mandated and (4) there are now many modeling studies suggesting that cloth masks or face coverings could be effective at flattening the curve and preventing many cases of infection.
You know, maybe we’re putting too much faith in masks to stop this thing? Just a thought:
Fans inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have the freedom to walk around the entire stadium, but masks and social distancing will be enforced. Fans will be provided a reusable mask if they don't have one, and employees will have a different colored mask. #Falcons #NFL
— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) July 23, 2020
Also, it appears this mask requirement doesn’t apply equally:
Tom Brady reported to the #Bucs training facility today.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) July 23, 2020
Of course not.