When Notre Dame soccer followers rushed the sector after their crew beat #1 Clemson in a school soccer double-overtime thriller on Saturday, parts of the press centered not on the sport however lecturing the followers for his or her irresponsible habits in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. However Biden followers throwing nationwide block events had been apparently immune from the virus.
Yahoo! sports activities reporter Jack Baer was appalled: “Notre Dame fans storming the field after Clemson upset set off COVID-19 alarm bells.”
In probably the most precarious season of faculty soccer historical past, by which video games have been canceled and spectators have been outright banned at some applications, it’s onerous to think about a sight worse, so far as the COVID-19 pandemic goes, than what adopted Notre Dame’s upset win over No. 1 Clemson.
As quickly as Clemson’s final try to attain in double additional time fell quick, Notre Dame followers rushed the sector as if their crew wasn’t enjoying in a pandemic that reached a brand new peak this week in the USA.
That is the postgame sight that greeted school soccer followers in addition to a nation ready for a delayed post-election “Saturday Night time Reside”:
Baer paused to indicate a photograph tweet from Yahoo! Sports activities confirmed the Notre Dame post-game crowd on the sector. (And was our complete “nation” actually that excited to see SNL, or simply the liberal portion?)
…the coronavirus doesn’t care that they’d cause to be excited. It stays harmful, a virus that has killed greater than 200,000 People and continues to unfold at report charges….
Hopefully, Saturday’s sport received’t be seen as a super-spreader occasion, however the field-stormers at Notre Dame — in addition to the college directors that allowed them into the stadium with no evident plan to cease them from crowding — actually appear to have carried out the very best they’ll to create one.
The lecture continued at USA Today.
The sobering realities of our each day case numbers did not cease Notre Dame followers – principally college students by the look of it – from pouring onto the sector after the No. 4 Preventing Irish staged one last cease in double-overtime to drag the upset on No. 1 Clemson at Notre Dame Stadium.
However as NewsBusters Curtis Houck has documented, not all mass gatherings are shamed as potential super-spreader occasions. You’ll be able to take part an enormous lefty block get together for Joe Biden after his obvious victory over Donald Trump, and the networks will have fun together with you, with only a few discouraging phrases like “masks” or “virus.”
The New York Instances wasn’t within the temper to spoil the temper of the pro-Biden partiers. Neither was USA At this time, who lectured the Notre Dame field-rushers, going to hector the Biden throngs dancing in the streets.