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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Thinks Some Fans Can Attend Sporting Events, Is Worried About ‘Parties’ Outside Of Stadiums

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is worried about fans partying outside of sporting events.

One of the biggest questions during the coronavirus pandemic is whether or not fans will be allowed at games. It sounds like DeWine is open to fans, but he’s not a huge fan of the parties that come along with major sporting events. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

DeWine told The Athletic the following about the situation, according to ProFootballTalk:

It’s certainly not inconceivable that you could have some fans for baseball or football. It’s all a question of distance. One of the things you would worry about with football, frankly, is what’s going on outside Ohio State Stadium, for example. We’re used to 100,000 or so people at Ohio State, but then you go outside and you’ve got parties and everything going on out there. On some days, they claim to have more people outside than inside [the stadium]. That would be a real concern

Look, I hate to be the guy who breaks it to DeWine, but people are going to party no matter what when it comes to sporting events, especially college football.

You can try to fight it all you want, but the parties will never stop. The Beastie Boys sacrificed way too much for us to willingly give up our right to party.

You can’t have college football without tailgating and parties. If it’s safe enough to let even a few fans into the stadium, then it’s safe enough for people to crack some beers among their friends.

Now, you might not want to throw a rager with 500 people you don’t know, but let’s not pretend like drinking beers with the boys is going to be the unraveling of this nation.

If people aren’t allowed to tailgate near the stadium, then they’re just going to throw parties at their houses anyways!

There’s literally no force on this Earth that will stop people from drinking together if the football season happens.

That’s just a fact. You can hate it all you want, but it’s true. If football is played during the coronavirus pandemic, then the beer will be flowing.

Welcome to the world of football, Governor DeWine. Happy to have you!