Ohio State QB Justin Fields really wants to play football and is openly advocating for the Big Ten to reconsider their decision of postponing their 2020 fall football season to the Spring.
On Sunday Fields started a petition urging the Big Ten to reinstate the 2020 college football season.
This cause is close to my heart – please sign: https://t.co/yFKlYE7pP0
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) August 16, 2020
We, the football players of the Big Ten, together with the fans and supporters of college football, request that the Big Ten Conference immediately reinstate the 2020 football season. Allow Big Ten players/teams to make their own choice as to whether they wish to play or opt out this fall season. Allow Big Ten players/teams who choose to opt out of playing a fall season to do so without penality or repercussion.
Why is this important?
We want to play. We believe that safety protocols have been established and can be maintained to mitigate concerns of exposure to Covid 19. We believe that we should have the right to make decisions about what is best for our health and our future. Don’t let our hard work and sacrifice be in vain. #LetUsPlay!
Less than two hours after going live, Fields petition had already garnered over 60k signatures.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Big Ten reconsiders their position on the college football season now that players and their parents have been vocal about wanting to play.