XFL players react to league suspending amid coronavirus concerns
The sporting world has taken quite the hit from the COVID-19 outbreak as the virus has infected well over 100,000 people and killing nearly 5,000 globally so far. With the World Health Organization officially declaring a global pandemic, it was time for sporting events to make sure the virus would not keep spreading at a fast pace. It was a domino effect that started in the NBA as a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before tip-off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. The game was canceled and soon the league was suspended. Other sports would follow in the same footsteps including the new XFL league that was only halfway through the season.
The XFL was another chance for a lot of underrated football players to showcase they could reach the promised land in the NFL. Unfortunately, the XFL has suspended the rest of the regular season with the following statement.
Official statement from The XFL: pic.twitter.com/cFNoqAkqZF
— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 12, 2020
Even though the league is following in the footsteps of others to make sure others are safe from the virus, players across the league shared their emotions on the decision. Below is a list of XFL players who quickly reacted to the news of the season coming to a close. Let’s hope we can see some of these same players in the NFL this upcoming season.
Hopefully things get better faster and what started as suspended could just end up being postponed but with the limited info I agree with the move. Better safe than sorry imo.
— Josh Johnson (@Head8cke) March 12, 2020
This is crazy….
— PJ Walker (@pjwalker_5) March 12, 2020
— Brian Folkerts (@BrianFolkerts) March 12, 2020
Appreciate the love and support the fans & community gave me in St. Louis!! Not sure what the future holds but I’d come back in a heart beat. Definitely a place to be and I will always cherish this first season as a @XFLBattleHawks #kawkawNation
— Jordan Ta'amu (@JTaamu10) March 13, 2020
Prayers up to everyone involved with this mess. On a different note though, look how many jobs are affected because we can’t run with, dribble, or hit a BALL…it’s time to start coming together fellas🧠..use this time wisely. Blessings and covering to all 🙏🏽
— Kenneth Farrow II (@KennethMFarrow) March 12, 2020
— Taylor Russolino (@tgrussolino) March 12, 2020
Lord no matter how high I go please never let me 4get how low I once was. Let me always have helping hands and a humble heart….✖️♠️
— Anthony Johnson (@AXJ76) May 13, 2017
Thank you @xfl2020 for the opportunity to let me showcase my abilities on the field again.. I’m excited to see what God’s plan is next! Until next time LA! 💯🙏🏾 @XFLWildcats
— Jordan Smallwood (@Jsmalls_17) March 13, 2020
— Marquez Williams (@quezdaman_36) March 13, 2020
XFL thank you for the wild ride and stay safe everyone