This is what happens when you don’t comply with medical tyrants.
They overplay their hand and only hurt themselves.
With Louisiana State University’s football program, their decision hit them where it hurts most.
Before the 2021 college football season began, LSU announced proof of COVID-19 jab or a negative PCR test within 72 hours requirement to attend games.
That decision hasn’t worked out well for the university.
Attendance is subpar for LSU’s standards and that means less revenue.
And for SEC universities, football is their biggest money maker.
Low turnout for football games hurts the university in the wallet.
Granted, LSU’s mediocre 3-3 performance also has an impact on attendance.
In attempt to draw more fans to the games, LSU decided to drop the COVID-19 jab or negative PCR test requirement.
This is what happens when fans stop showing up…https://t.co/nUVhPwoLYb
— PLC (@Humble_Analysis) October 9, 2021
It’s all about the money, the attendance numbers were too low on top of putting a bad product on the field and an 11am game is coming next week. They saw the numbers and they know LSU might lose again on Saturday then prolly fire their coach afterwards. Or they cured COVID
— Fern (@cajunhottsticks) October 8, 2021
BREAKING: Beginning October 16th, guests will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon entrance to Tiger Stadium. https://t.co/nCIZcFr57O
— WAFB (@WAFB) October 8, 2021
— TigerDroppings (@TigerDroppings) October 8, 2021
— Matt Davio (@MissTrade) October 9, 2021
LSU was by far the most powerful college football program with a mandate for fans, but its enforcement during the team’s three home games so far this season was spotty at best.
In a statement, LSU cited a decline in Covid spread across Louisiana in recent weeks, noting the testing positivity rate is now below 5% and hospitalizations have declined by 80% over the past seven weeks.
According to the CDC, the state is still considered in the highest category for risk of Covid transmission, with 62 of its 64 parishes having either “high” or “substantial” spread.
The mask mandate for outdoor areas of the stadium, including seats, has also been lifted.
LSU’s next home game will be against the University of Florida on October 16.
Outkick weighed in:
Two months ago, LSU announced a vaccine mandate for those attending home football games, citing the Delta variant and the need to keep hospitals from becoming “overburdened.” A negative COVID test within 72 hours of gameday also sufficed under the controversial policy, which has largely been implemented in major Democrat urban centers.
The school, however, reversed course today, announcing an end to the policy altogether. LSU fans will no longer need to show any form of COVID protection to enter famed Tiger Stadium—no vaccination or negative test. The new policy goes into effect Oct. 16th against Florida (the Tigers play on the road tomorrow in Lexington against a frisky Kentucky team).
The reversal in course illustrates a willingness to assess data in real time and make decisions that both serve the consumer and acknowledge the realities of COVID. Kudos to the administration for making a common-sense change instead of blindly following the leftist lemmings off the cliffside toward outright COVID panic and fear porn.