The Boise State Football team has dropped out of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl due to several athletes contracting Covid-19.
With Boise State dropping out of the game against Central Michigan, the Arizona Bowl would be the 5th college football bowl game to be canceled. Four other games had already been canceled, and hours after BSU pulled out of the game, the Barstool Sports Executive Director Kym Adair said the game would be canceled altogether.
Here is what Adair said in a news release,
We exhausted every option to find a replacement team to play, but unfortunately we could not make that happen.
Boise State said on Twitter that they consulted with their medical staff and public health officials, and because of the Covid-19 protocols in place, the team would not be able to participate. Jeremiah Dickey sain in a statement to the public,
We feel for the young men in our program who were very much looking forward to closing out their season, and for some, their football careers. I would personally like to thank Kym Adair and her team at the Arizona Bowl for putting together a first-class student-athlete and fan experience that we are extremely disappointed to miss.
Reactions on social media were mixed with the announcement.
Some citizens praised BSU for canceling the game and said it should have been canceled to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. However, other citizens questioned the decision and called on BSU to update its protocols for Covid-19 and said that BSU was overreacting.
What do you think of the cancellation of the game? Did BSU make the right or wrong call?
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