Cubs' Heyward Thinks Too Much Attention on Non-Vaccinated Players

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward has yet to receive a Covid-19 vaccination and by all accounts he's pretty pissed off with the attention it's garnered. Heyward thinks the attention and concern should lay with vaccinated fans and not the players.

Heyward spoke to the media on Sunday night and had this to say on the matter:

There's concern about players, (but) there needs to be more concern about people on the outside, the people in the stands, the 100% sitting next to each other that aren't getting tested the way we are getting tested and say they're vaccinated or not - if they're concerned. I don't think they're saying, 'OK, you're not wearing a mask, you're not wearing a mask, you're not wearing a mask, so you all need to go somewhere.' They're not even thinking about doing that. But they are pointing at the people that get tested at least three times a week, we're around each other every day, who know whose families are vaccinated and who's not. We know if we test positive, we don't show up to the next game. Therefore, if we're present and we're here, none of us tested positive. To me it feels like a lot of wasted concern on a group of a people that is pretty much checked off on almost every single day

The Cubs have allowed fans to return to the ballpark and the team hosted over 35,000 people on Sunday. If you have been fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a face mask at Wrigley. 

Heyward along with Anthony Rizzo and several other Cubs have not yet been vaccinated as they are holding out for more data. The Cubs are one of eight teams who have not reached the 85% mark for vaccinations and still have to follow the strict guidelines.

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