LA Dodgers Invite Superspreader Event With Foolish World Series Celebration
That LA Dodger with the red beard knows he just tested positive for COVID-19. He partied with his teammates anyway, unmasked, after the Dodgers won the World Series Tuesday night.
After testing positive, Justin Turner’s post-game actions difficult to justify: https://t.co/vRukPN3O5w
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 28, 2020
His name is Justin Turner, a Dodgers third baseman, and his team just won the World Series in that Tuesday night photo above. But he was pulled in the 8th inning of the game when his belated positive COVID-19 test came in.
Breaking: Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 and was removed from Game 6 of the World Series, per multiple reports and sources confirmed to @JeffPassan. pic.twitter.com/dNug5czmMQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 28, 2020
Despite being removed from the game (for obvious reasons!), Turner still came out to party all COVID-positive with his teammates afterward. He knowingly did not wear a mask. His manager next to him, Dave Roberts, is a cancer survivor.
Soooo why pull him from the game in the first place if you’re just gonna do this after the game lol https://t.co/CQckUrnq2V
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) October 28, 2020
LA public health officials “Officials are worried that the post-season success of the Lakers and the Dodgers may be playing a role in the increased coronavirus cases in Los Angeles.
Wear a mask, Dodger fans.
Officials are worried that the post-season success of the Lakers and the Dodgers may be playing a role in the increased coronavirus cases in Los Angeles. https://t.co/qxDdYT54xi
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 28, 2020
CBS Los Angeles reports that LA infections were already going in a good direction before the baseball championship game. We hate to say this, but the wildly infectious star player’s masklessness will likely model mask-avoidance and possibly contribute to the spread of coronavirus in the Los Angeles area.