What did Kyrie Irving say about the covid-19 vaccine?
The Brooklyn Nets point guard has once again positioned himself against the mandatory vaccination that has prevented him from playing much of last season.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has once again positioned himself against mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus in a tweet that he recently published. The NBA star, one of the most critical personalities against the vaccine, has remained true to his position despite the damage it has caused him in his sports career, as well as the adverse affect it has had on his team’s performance.
His latest statements were a response to the removal of the rule that prevented him from playing more than 29 games last season. New York State denied unvaccinated people access to arenas, so Kyrie couldn’t play any of his home games.
“If I can work without being vaccinated, then all my brothers and sisters who are not vaccinated should be able to do the same, without being discriminated against, vilified or fired”, he has written.
The point guard also added that “compulsory vaccination is one of the biggest violations of human rights in history”. However, despite the fact that there are regulations limiting people who have not been vaccinated, the dose against covid-19 is not mandatory.
Irving calls for freedom to choose
The 2012 Rookie of the Year explained his position regarding vaccination in a video about a year ago . “If you want to get vaccinated, I support you. If you choose not to get vaccinated, I support you. Do what you think is best for you”, he expressed.
Not even an injury suffered by his teammate, star Kevin Durant, during the season changed his mind. Durant’s absence coupled with Irving’s inability to play at home was a big blow to the Nets. “Nothing in the world is guaranteed right now. People are getting sick on all sides... I’m just trying to give what I can in this situation without talking about more s--t, “said Kyrie.
Irving’s anti-vaccine stance is reported to stem from the belief that the pandemic is a plan by Satan to hook the black community to a supercomputer that controls them.