Like so many other athletes, Ben Roethlisberger wanted to do his part to help out and send a PSA for fans to practice proper social distancing if they absolutely have to go outside amid the coronavirus pandemic.
His message was pretty much lost as no one could take their eyes off his scruffy beard and how he resembled a mountain man.
“Just wanted to take a moment to make a quick video to let everyone know that we’re doing well here, locked down in the house, and let everyone know we’re thinking about them and praying for everyone. If you absolutely have to leave your house – which we encourage not doing – but if you have to, I just hope everyone practices good social distancing. Six, eight feet away from everyone.”
Here’s a before and after:
Then the jokes started to fly: