President Trump has some choice words for Dr. Anthony Fauci, who previously suggested the NFL season may be cancelled due to the coronavirus, The Daily Wire reports.
Fauci argued that the league must find a way to make sure that the players and their families do not get the virus or else the season will be cancelled, report say.
However, President Trump fired back with different information.
“Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football,” Trump said. “They are planning a very safe and controlled opening.”
Trump added: “However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!”
Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening. However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
While speaking with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Fauci said, “Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall.”
Fauci continued, “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”
Chief medical officer for the NFL Dr. Allen Sills replied, “Dr. Fauci has identified the important health and safety issues we in the NFL players Association, together with our joint medical advisers, or addressing to mitigate the health risk to players, coaches and other essential personnel.”
“We are developing a comprehensive and rapid result testing program and rigorous protocols that call for a shared responsibility from everyone inside our football ecosystem. This is based on the collective guidance of public health officials, including the White House task force, the CDC, infectious disease experts, and other sports leagues,” he added.
“Make no mistake, this is no easy task. We will make adjustments as necessary to meet the public health environment as we prepare to play the 2020 season as scheduled with increased protocols and safety measures for all players, personnel and attendees,” he added, also noting that the NFL would be “flexible and adaptable in this environment to adjust to the virus as needed.”
Statement from NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills in response to Dr. Fauci “bubble” comment this morning. pic.twitter.com/hNKdC8qNdC
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) June 18, 2020