Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem to be too thrilled about the current coronavirus lockdown in the country.
During a media call on Friday, Rodgers called the lockdown “house arrest for a cure” and brought up questions about what it means for the freedoms that are allowed in the country.
“For many of us — and I’ve seen a lot of comments on this and obviously my story coming back from Peru before the country kind of went into a lockdown — I think we all were buying into the idea of quarantine to flatten the curve and I think there are a lot of questions now that it’s more of a house arrest to find a cure with people wondering exactly what that means as far as the future of the country and the freedoms we’re allowed to have at this point
Rodgers went on to say that he hopes that we can have a football season and talks about sports being able to bring the country together during this tough time.
“I’m very hopeful that we can have a [football] season,”. “I think the important think to think about, though, which is more important than that is the state of the country and the fact that we have 36-plus million people on unemployment right now, we have rising poverty levels to go along with the unemployment, you have suicide hotline is up 8,000 percent.
“There’s really a lot of problems going on in the country right now associated with the fear around this pandemic and I hope that we can use some common sense moving forward and make decisions that are going to be in the best interest of all people moving forward, and I hope that sports is a part of that at some point.”