Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Glaring ‘Double Standards’ With NFL COVID-19 Protocols (VIDEO)
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been shy about calling out things related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this year, he refused to lecture folks on COVID-19 and staying locked down, because he would be making those statements from his mansion while others are truly struggling.
Rodgers was asked about the coronavirus guidelines in the NFL during his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday. The Green Bay Packers star proceeded to call out the league for its double standards.
“I think there’s a lot of questions of are we doing all this based on science and it’s all necessary?” Rodgers said. “There are some interesting conversations to be had down the line about all of that. … I’m just wondering what is this based on.”
Rodgers went into some specifics. He questioned why players are allowed to interact and shake hands after games but need plexiglass between lockers and can’t eat lunch together. The two-time NFL MVP feels some of the protocols are “definitely for the optics of it.”
“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,” Rodgers said. “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.”