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Cleveland Bans Tailgating During The 2020 Football Season

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Fans of the Cleveland Browns have been banned from tailgating.

According to Cleveland.com, city mayor Frank Jackson banned “Public and private gatherings of greater than 10 people occurring outside of a single household or living unit, including but not limited to block/street parties and tailgating events are prohibited.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

That means fans won’t be cracking cold ones with the boys prior to the Browns taking the field during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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Banning tailgating makes no sense to me at all. It doesn’t add up one bit. What is the logic that goes into banning tailgating?

I assume the argument is that there’ll be many people around each other. However, that doesn’t hold up under any scrutiny.

 

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If fans can be in the stands or at their house with a group of people, then why would anyone assume that tailgating is somehow extra dangerous?

The answer is that you can’t. It’s either safe enough for fans to attend games and tailgate or you can’t do either.

This isn’t a mixed bag situation. If it’s safe to sit in the stands, then it’s safe to drink some beer with the boys.

 

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All I’m asking for is a little consistency, and we’re not getting that at all during the coronavirus pandemic.