President Donald Trump wants college football to be played this fall.
Trump quote tweeted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence on Monday evening and said that competitors worked too hard for the 2020 season to be canceled or pushed back. The potential for no school football in the fall has gotten all the more genuine as of late as the Big Ten could be approaching a declaration this week that it won’t have football or other fall sports in 2020.
Early Monday evening, Trump’s record tweeted a video that embraced the players’ #WeWantToPlay hashtag.
Lawrence tweeted his message late Sunday night after a Zoom call with other noticeable college football players. In the call and the graphic, the players plot their wants to play with upgraded wellbeing measures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The message additionally takes note of that players “ultimately” need to make a college football players association. Since players are students of their schools and not representatives, they can’t authoritatively unionize. The NCAA has considered college competitors novices for years as players have been not able to bring in cash off their names or resemblances.
Around an hour prior to Trump’s tweet, Old Dominion declared that it wouldn’t have sports in the fall. ODU became the 14th school at college football’s high level to state there would be no football in 2020 and the first school in a conference to report that it wasn’t playing independent of its conference. The Mid-American Conference’s 12 groups reported throughout the end of the week that they wouldn’t play football and UConn, a independent in football, was the first group to state it wasn’t playing.
The NCAA’s Division II and Division III declared a week ago that they wouldn’t have fall sports championships and the greater part of the conferences at the second-level FCS level of school football have said they won’t play in the fall.
Those schools and groups, be that as it may, don’t get close to as much consideration as those in the Power Five conferences of the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Also, a Power Five conference’s transition to defer or cancel football in 2020 would be another sign that the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t gone anyplace.
Trump likely gets that. No football in 2020 can be viewed as a prosecution of the United States government’s treatment of the pandemic. Leaders at universities the nation over were trusting that the football season could be played as scheduled as the pandemic melted away over the mid year months. That didn’t occur.