Because the starting of the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes and sideline reporters throughout nearly all sports activities have been conducting socially distanced interviews to assist hold the specter of transmission to/from one another as little as doable. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Fox sideline reporter Erin Andrews adopted protocol Saturday night time after Inexperienced Bay’s slender win over Cleveland.
But, after the interview was over, with Fox’s cameras nonetheless rolling, the 2 went in for a maskless hug. The second caught some flak on social media, with some followers and analysts declaring the contradictory actions.
Here is the clip, by way of the NFL Community. After the interview concludes, across the 2:40 mark, Rodgers removes his headset. The 2 then share an embrace.
It is unclear at this level whether or not Rodgers is vaccinated, however all realized fairly emphatically in early November that, at that time, he was not. Rodgers, again in August, advised reporters he was “immunized” towards COVID-19. After contracting COVID-19 in November, a report from NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport advised he was really unvaccinated. He later went on The Pat McAfee Present to clarify that he’d tried an alternate therapy as a result of, as he mentioned, he was allergic to an ingredient in two of the three main vaccines.
The response on social media was about what you’d anticipate.
As for the results of the sport itself, Inexperienced Bay’s win places the franchise within the driver’s seat within the NFC with simply two video games left on the schedule. In the event that they win each, the Packers would be the No. 1 seed within the convention. Cleveland, in the meantime, fell to 7–8 and might want to win its last two video games to actually have a shot at making the playoffs.