Trevor Lawrence shares plea to save fall college football season
After reports that the Big Ten is ready to pull the plug on the fall college sports season and other Power 5 conferences likely to follow this week, things aren’t looking good for college football this fall. With the season hanging in the balance, one of the sport’s moment prominent stars took to Twitter to make his plea to save the 2020 fall college football season.
“People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don’t play. Players will all be sent home to their own communities where social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract covid19,” Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence wrote in the first part of a three-post thread.
“Not to mention the players coming from situations that are not good for them/ their future and having to go back to that. Football is a safe haven for so many people. We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football. Having a season also incentivizes,” he added.
“Players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we’ve seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions,” Lawrence concluded.
Before Sunday’s reports, Lawrence had fellow players tweeting #WeWantToPlay in hopes of influencing the status of the fall season. Lawrence’s latest plea is to sure to be noticed as he is arguably the face of the sport, but it may prove to be too little too late if the Power 5 conferences are moving toward canceling/postponing the season.