MLG’s sports rules: a microcosm of the issues w/ COVID 19 rules

Professional Soccer playing: Yes

High School Soccer games: NO

College Football games: No

Gov. Lujan Grisham has shown favoritism for the New Mexico United from day one putting the owner on her Economic Recovery Council and signing a bill giving the team $4 million for a new stadium.

The best argument her Administration could come up with to justify her argument in support of soccer and against football was “One is a business and the other is not. One is a job and the other is not,  professional sports teams don’t exist on a college campus like school teams do, where viral infection would affect a great many people beyond the team.” wrote Press Secretary Nora Meyers Sackett in an email.

That sounds plausible, but it completely ignores any innovative solutions (like those being implemented by the United) to prevent the spread. Finally, what do the players think? Shouldn’t they have a say in the matter? In pro sports like baseball players who have concerns have been able to sit out if they have concerns.

And finally, young people in general are killed by the Virus at a tiny fraction of the rate of  older people.

One-size-fits-all policies not based on the science and benefiting the politically-connected. Just another day in the Lujan Grisham Administration.

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