Gonzaga University has suspended the season tickets of former student and NBA Hall of Fame player John Stockton after he refused to comply with the school order. Recent Interview With The Spokesman-Review.Mask mandate in sports, he confirmed in one.
Stockton, 59, who has previously leaked false information about the COVID-19 vaccine, told the newspaper that there have been many discussions with the school about its mask policy over the past two years, until the school The athletic director did not inform him of the decision.
“Basically, it came down, they were asking me to wear a sports mask, and being a public figure, someone looks a little bit more, I got a little bit stuck in the crowd,” Stockton said. Stockton said. “And that’s why they received complaints and felt that whatever was with the higher authorities – which was not discussed, but whatever was from above – they would either have to ask me to wear a mask or they I’ll be suspended. Tickets. “
According to School websiteFans over the age of 5 will have to wear a face mask over their nose and face while staying inside the McCarthy Athletic Center. Fans 12 years of age and older must provide proof of vaccination or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Gonzaga University Said in a statement That the school is committed to enforcing health and safety protocols.
“We will not discuss specific actions taken with specific individuals,” the statement said. “We take COVID-19 health and safety protocols seriously and will continue to review how we can reduce the risks posed by COVID-19 with appropriate measures.”
The Utah Jazz legend told the newspaper that he could not participate in the games until the mask mandate was changed. Stockton, from Spokane, Washington, played for the university from 1980 to 1984.
Stockton – a full-time NBA leader in aiding and abetting – defended the COVID vaccine in a documentary last year, mistakenly linking the vaccine to the deaths of more than 100 pro-athletes. Review reported.
“I think it’s been recorded a lot now. I’m sure there are 150 now. More than 100 professional athletes have died – professional athletes – the biggest part of their lives, the vaccinated dead. Falling, right on the pitch, right on the field, right on the court, “he said.
The claim went viral over the weekend, with many sports figures criticizing Stockton, including Karim Abdul Jabbar. Los Angeles Lakers legend Told CNN On Monday, Stockton’s comments portrayed athletes as “dumb jokes” and defended the use of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I don’t know what to say,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what he’s saying. It’s a preventative measure that has worked in many different situations.”