Don't Be a Beasley

Cole Beasley finally had a breakout season last year. At 31, he finally found his groove with Josh Allen and the Bills. Surpassing 900 receiving yards for the first time in his career, Beasley was recognized as one of the premier slot receivers in the NFL last season. This off-season should have been one where pundits heaped praise on this man, endorsements roll in, and Beasley finally getting to bask in the feeling of knowing he has earned the respect he deserves. But then he went on twitter, on an anti-vaxx tirade that any Kraken Karen would be proud of.

What was said?

“Everyone — Hi, I’m Cole Beasley and I’m not vaccinated! I will be outside doing what I do. I’ll be out in the public. If your scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. Point. Blank. Period. I may die of covid, but I’d rather die actually living. I have family members whose days are numbered. If they want to come see me and stay at my house then they are coming regardless of protocol. I don’t play for the money anymore. My family has been taken care of. Fine me if you want. My way of living and my values are more important to me than a dollar. I love my teammates and enjoy playing ball because all the outside bs goes out the window in these moments. I just want to win the Super Bowl and enjoy these relationships that will be created along the way."

He appears to miss the part where being vaccinated is best for his community, his family, his team. Instead taking the selfish approach, which I have a feeling will come back to haunt him in the future.

“I’m not going to take meds for a leg that isn’t broken”.

YES, YES YOU WOULD Mr. Beasley, this is a lie. You would take a pill or shot to avoid a broken bone or concussion. This logic is fallible.

“Everybody is so all in on science now more than I have ever seen. What happen to God’s will?”

*face palm" God gave everyone a brain. God allowed for us to make logical decisions, to create, to build. Through Beasley's own logic, he should see this vaccine, the work that was put into making this as God's creation, God's will. There must be something else going on, because under Beasley's logic, he should be jumping for joy at the creating of a Vaccination.

Beasley came out and used the my body, my choice argument. Fine. I respect that, but then he went in and started spewing unproven lies about side effects and what the vaccine does. This is misinformation and sets a bad imagine in his community. Kids trust this guy, people look up to him, and to spew misinformation without citing it is dangerous. Plain and simple.

Thankfully Beasley isn't paid for being logical or being empathic. He's being paid to be on the football field, to be apart of a brotherhood and be there for his teammates. With the NFL's vaccination protocols, Beasley puts himself at risk of missing games, getting his teammates sick, and even cost the bills a game if he's the reason for a breakout because he is tested everyday because he's unvaccinated. It appears that some of his teammates feel the same way.

Thank God I'm not a Bills Fan.

#bills #colebeasley #nfl #vaccination #DontBeAkaren

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