NFL postpones Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers Thanksgiving Game due to coronavirus outbreak

NFL fans who intend to watch football subsequent to Thanksgiving supper should make new arrangements this year.

That is on the grounds that the NFL has delayed Thursday night’s Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers game to Sunday, the alliance reported Wednesday. Two other NFL games will happen prior in the day on Thursday.

This comes as in any event seven Ravens players this week have tried positive for the Covid or have been in close contact with somebody who was tainted, per group news discharges. Players who test positive must isolate for 10 days.

Two different players are in the group’s save/COVID-19 rundown this week, which implies they either gotten the Covid or came into close contact with somebody who made them accord, to the Ravens’ program.

On account of new Covid rules that will become effective in Pennsylvania on Friday night, fans will not, at this point have the option to go to the rescheduled game, as per Steelers representative Burt Lauten. Around 5,500 fans were required to go to on Thursday before the game’s cancelation.

“This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,” the NFL stated.

Football fans will even now have games to watch on Thanksgiving. The Houston Texans and Detroit Lions will play at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the Washington Football Team and Dallas Cowboys play at 4:30 p.m. ET.

“We appreciate the NFL for its diligence in working closely with us to ensure the well-being of players, coaches and staff,” the Ravens said in a statement. “Protecting the health and safety of each team, in addition to our communities at large, is of utmost importance.”

In September, the Steelers’ down against the Tennessee Titans was deferred to their Week 7 bye due to a Covid flare-up among Titans players and staff.

A few Steelers players took to Twitter to communicate their disappointment and scorn about the deferment, the second of the period because of COVID-19.

“First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh,” tweeted star wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster following the announcement.