Vikings Assistant Fired After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

With the NFL season just a few weeks away, the league is looking to tighten up its COVID-19 protocols. Last year saw numerous games get canceled and rescheduled which proved to be an absolute nightmare for the league, the teams, and the players. Now, however, the league is going with a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to the vaccine. For instance, if a team experiences an outbreak amongst unvaccinated players, they will have to forfeit the game and no one will get paid.

This new rule has created a testy discourse across the league as players like Deandre Hopkins and Leonard Fournette have tweeted their disapproval. They feel as though their future in the league is being tested, and there are various other players who aren’t happy about this new reality.