Shocked face ($$).
The NFL is considering requiring fans attending games this season to sign liability waivers shielding the teams from COVID-19 lawsuits, sources said. The waiver proposal is likely to be forwarded to clubs by the middle of next week as part of a broad range of league recommended best practices for re-opening stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Even better, “It is probably something you do electronically, just trying to figure out the operational challenges associated with waivers…” Yeah, those operational challenges can be a real bitch. Compared to those, the aftermath should be a relative walk in the park.
I am under no illusions here. The average fan who is willing to risk going to a game with 70,000 of his or her peers isn’t likely to be as worried about catching the coronavirus as in missing football. Still, the NFL doesn’t sound like it’ll take any chances.
“I envision saying, ‘Hey, make sure you have your mask on when you come through to the next level,’” the source said. “I’d be careful calling it a checkpoint because I am not sure if that’s what it’s going to be. But make sure you have your mask on.”
Checkpoint implies responsibility. Can’t have that.
Will this be a model for college football if implemented? Does a wild boar pee in the woods?