Colts: GM Chris Ballard delivers powerful statement about wearing masks

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 21: Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 21: Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Colts GM Chris Ballard issued a powerful statement about wearing masks.

The fact that wearing a mask is such a polarizing topic of conversation across the United States is nothing short of infuriating, and it really doesn’t come as surprise that we’ve seemingly lost most of the progress that was made during quarantine in terms of curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

From powerful political figures, to prominent celebrities, and (in some cases) professional athletes, there has been no shortage of notable individuals who have come forward to state their indifference about wearing a mask.

Well, it would appear that Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard is fed up with reading the daily surge in positive cases and stumbling across maddening quotes about why certain folks deny covering their nose and mouth when out in public.

The 51-year-old exec issued a powerful statement on this subject that will hopefully spark change throughout the divided country.

It’s literally as simple as that.

A popular rebuttal we’ve seen from the non-mask clan is that wearing one flies in the face of their freedom as an American. What they somehow fail to realize is that declining to do so not only endangers the well-being of innocent people, but also prevents the country from returning to normal.

We hate to get political, but this topic needs to be addressed, as it evidently applies to the world of sports. In the last 24 hours, dozens of NFL players have announced their intention to sit out the upcoming 2020 season due to fears about playing amid COVID-19. Just last week, the league confirmed that wearing a mask will be mandatory for fans attending games this year. On top of that, we’ve seen several MLB players choose to don a mask while playing, even though it isn’t required.

It really shouldn’t take 300 words to communicate the importance of wearing a mask during a pandemic, but that’s simply the world we live in right now. All we can hope for is that Ballard’s statement resonates with some moronic individuals that are currently on the fence about doing so.

If you want to watch football this fall, wear a mask. It’s really that simple.

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