Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Says He’s Not Vaccinated, Twitter Predictably Loses Its Mind

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  • Anthony Rizzo shared that he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • A large portion of the Internet collectively lost its mind over the news.
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Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo revealed on ESPN radio on Friday that he has chosen not to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The Cubs, who opened up Wrigley Field to 100% capacity on Friday, are one of eight MLB teams not to have reached the 85% threshold for fully vaccinated tier-one personnel.

Rizzo is the first Cubs player to publicly say that he has not been vaccinated. Rizzo is a cancer survivor having been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 18-years-old and said that he did consult with doctors about the decision not to receive the vaccine.

He did admit that it was a tough decision to not get vaccinated, but wasn’t available for comment ahead of Chicago’s tilt with St. Louis on Friday afternoon.

It’s worth noting that the MLB has not mandated players to get the vaccine.

As you would expect, many people on Twitter immediately turned into doctors and lost their minds over the news of Rizzo choosing not to receive the vaccine. Some fans even suggested the Cubs trade him or suspend him.