Sports world rips NFL for absurd COVID-19 safety guidelines

Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hugs Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) after the game between the Chiefs and the Texans in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

As uncertainty hangs over the 2020 NFL season, the league has come under rampant criticism from players, coaches and executives for the league’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The criticism turned into mockery on Thursday when the NFL revealed a series of new safety guidelines for the upcoming season, which included banning jersey swaps and handshakes after the game.

At a time when many coaches and NFL stars are worried about the dangers of the coronavirus spreading during the season, the league’s proposals seemed to miss the problem entirely.

Despite the risks of the virus spreading in a contact sport where players are hitting each other and grabbing one another’s jerseys for hours, the NFL focused on postgame interactions.

As you might expect, the sports world immediately mocked and ripped the NFL’s absurd COVID-19 guidelines.