Ex Eagles DE Chris Long To Cole Beasley: ‘Stop Whining’ About COVID Vaccine!
Two weeks ago Cole Beasley went on a rant complaining about the COVID Vaccine and how he will NOT get one because he wants more information. Continue on for more about Chris Long telling Cole Beasley to stop complaining about getting the vaccine…
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CelebnSports247.com reports that Chris Long is one of the better edge rushers in the league, but one of the most outspoken.
The 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year is fully vaccinated, but he knows that all players won’t be doing the same.
The former defensive end Chris Long says that leadership requires “convincing” people of what to do rather than “telling” them what to do.
Long told Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast:
Maybe someone who doesn’t have the information. And trust me, I can take a swing at it. As a leader, I think a lot of what you have to do is not tell people what to do, it’s to convince them what to do. It’s to sell something to them. Being a leader is being a salesman.
And some people might be like ‘Well, no, you just gotta tell people what to do.’ Well, I’ve been there in the NFL and I just know that these are a bunch of grown men. And the convictions that I have – whether they’re well informed or not well informed – are not any stronger than the convictions of other guys.
As it relates to Cole Beasley, Long said he would debate him on the issue of vaccines rather than tell him what to do.
Chris Long wants Beasley to “stop whining” about the vaccine instead.
If you just said ‘I’m not getting vaccinated’ and then you don’t go on that big diatribe, that’s my point. Like, people are going to be on your ass. Like, don’t be making some crazy s–t up and don’t make yourself into a martyr.
And so, I think if you’re on the plane and there’s an anti-vaxxer dude … If I’m sitting next to Cole Beasley, I’ll debate him. Or I’ll tell him to stop whining about it. If you’re not gonna get a shot … when you take a bold stance … just shut the **** up and be bold, dude.
As a leader, and I hadn’t thought about this, I think my job is to sell people on the reasons that maybe you should get vaccinated. And also, yeah, the restrictions in the NFL. Like, I cannot believe people are like ‘I’m doing this bold thing, this revolutionary thing and I’m not getting vaccinated.’ And then they want to complain. Like, I get it, it’s a mother and the NFL is basically nudging you to do something, but they’re also a private business and they can kinda do what they want bro.
So that’s kinda where we are. And if you have an issue with it, get a shot and then you don’t have to grab and go in the cafeteria, dude.