Oklahoma's crowd during Bedlam game draws major criticism amid pandemic
Many college football stadiums are allowing fans to watch games at a limited capacity, with social distancing required, as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, sometimes, the social distancing aspect goes out the window. We saw earlier this year as Florida coach Dan Mullen got upset with Texas A&M’s large, non-distanced crowd. He then called for Florida to fill The Swamp for the next week’s LSU game before that game was postponed due to a COVID outbreak in the Florida program. Mullen himself also tested positive.
For fans watching the Oklahoma beatdown of Oklahoma State on Saturday night, it was a similar story. Many shared photos of the Sooners’ large crowd, blasting the school for seemingly ignoring the ongoing pandemic.
Here’s a sampling of some of the reaction on Twitter:
I'm watching Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State football. The number of spectators, in the stadium, suggests Oklahoma doesn't have a COVID-19 problem. pic.twitter.com/MikDCVd5m4
— Poetic Justice Fan! (@oldbob_kelly) November 22, 2020
Imagine explaining to someone from November 2019 why you're so mad seeing a crowd like this in November 2020.
But for real, it is an absolutely disgusting that Oklahoma is having a crowd like this amidst a pandemic that has killed over 250,000 Americans, 1950 of whom died TODAY. pic.twitter.com/KKg232Hx0b
— Carl Fonticella 🇲🇽 (@fonticellaphoto) November 22, 2020
Judging by the crowd at the OSU/OU game in Norman, there is no COVID in Oklahoma.
— Rich Campbell (@RCampbellmc58) November 22, 2020
Looking at this crowd in Norman it definitely seems like the State of Oklahoma is done with the pandemic….but I’m assuming a lot of the ppl living in the state would say a pandemic never started down there.
— COVID LukeDOWN (@Luke2013CSU) November 22, 2020
The crowd at this Oklahoma football game makes me so unbelievably angry. What is the athletic department down there thinking ????
— Kevin Russell (@ktrglobalhoops) November 22, 2020
— Brian Hoyt (@OhioBrian) November 22, 2020
Oklahoma Sooners got a damn sell out crowd at a football game during a pandemic.
— tahini butter cookies ➐ (@worldtitlebelt) November 22, 2020
Oklahoma beat the Cowboys 41-13 to stay in the hunt for a berth in the Big 12 title game.