The LSU football team has introduced a face helmet for their players to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the pandemic, but the new “splash guards” are not going well with the players.
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Here’s how some players reacted after first trying the helmets in the team’s locker room.
WARNING: Tweets, videos contain NSFW language.
LSU LB Soni Fonua with his COVID helmet on the face shield: “Damn I can’t breathe under this thing!”
Senior offensive lineman Austin Deculus: “It’s like breathing in a Ziploc bag.” pic.twitter.com/NR3nCNaxXK
– Master (@MasterTes) August 2, 2020
“I can’t breathe under this thing,” said LSU linebacker Soni Fonua.
“It’s like breathing in a Ziploc bag,” said attacking lineman Austin Deculus.
Here’s how Twitter responded to the shields:
The Southeastern Conference has announced that it will only play a 10-game schedule in 2020, with games starting on September 26.