Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Kirk Cousins, is trending this morning because of an interview he gave on a podcast where he said “If I die, I die” regarding the Coronavirus and showed a general indifference regarding measures recommended by the Center Of Disease Control (story HERE).
The response has not been positive.
Football fans have gone online to criticize the Minnesota play caller. This as NFL teams around the league continue announcements that fans won’t be allowed in stadiums for at least the first few weeks of the regular season. The league has been mostly successful in containing the virus during training camps that have cut down or eliminated team travel.
Cousins is often an emotional speaker and coined the phrase “You like that!” during a post game press conference during his time with the-then Washington Redskins.
The Vikings made him one of the highest paid play callers in the league and now have a distraction moving into the final phases of this very unusual stretch to the regular season.
Minnesota is expected to compete with the Green Bay Packers for supremacy atop the NFC North this year. Last season he endured criticism from some of his teammates before going on a winning streak that ultimately helped his team make the playoffs.
Social media users have called on Cousins to show some compassion regarding preventive measures regarding the spread of the coronavirus and then went on to make fun of him by comparing him to Rocky IV Russian boxer and villain, Ivan Drago, played by Dolph Lundrgen.