Bill Belichick is not taking any chances with the NFL’s latest edict promising enhanced penalties for employees who don’t follow COVID-19 protocols.
When the Patriots took the field for tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, Belichick came out double-wrapped against the coronavirus.
The legendary head coach was prepared with an N95 mask underneath a black neck gaiter for twice the sideline protection.
Within moments, his look went viral on Twitter.
Belichick with the double mask coverage for tonight’s game! 😷 pic.twitter.com/XJTMGEEB1N
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 5, 2020
Overall, this is a major improvement for Belichick from the mask he wore in primetime against the Seattle Seahawks last month.
Bill Belichick wears a mask like someone who has never seen a mask before pic.twitter.com/zQB7oIOW2m
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) September 21, 2020
Since then, a few things have changed. First, Bill Belichick seems to have learned how to wear a mask properly.
Second, the NFL had its first major outbreak within a team (the Tennessee Titans), and it led to a postponement of this weekend’s game. Finally, Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID on Saturday, and yesterday’s Chiefs-Patriots game was delayed one day as a result.
Now, it seems like Belichick is being extra cautious. Good for him.
You can watch Chiefs-Patriots on CBS.
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