The NFL season is set to begin next month as the Covid-19 epidemic is still raging in the United States.
Jeffrey Lury, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, said Sunday that the fact that the country could no longer control him is “a tragic discomfort.”
Jeffrey Luri criticized the leadership for responding to COVID-19
Although he did not call the president by name, Lurie aimed to lead him and the rest of the country during the coronavirus epidemic.
“We should have questions about leadership and policies.” Luri said via NJ.com on Sunday. “There is a lot of discussion going on here and in the future. It’s heartbreaking. This is an unnecessary death. We must be like most of the countries on this earth, and yet, we are a confused, tragic shame. “
According to the New York Times, there were more than six million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States as of Sunday night, and about 183,000 people have died thanks to it. The United States is one of only three countries in the world, with Brazil and India together having more than one million cases, although both countries had less than four million each – and the second highest number of cases in the world last week. .
Those numbers, Luri said, make no sense to him.
“What if I told you yesterday that five Boeing 737s have crashed in the United States and everyone is dead?” Luri asked, via nj.com. “It simply came to our notice then. It’s been that way for several weeks. We have 4 percent of the world’s population, 21 percent of deaths. There is a lot to figure out. Why is that
“The fact of the matter is that it hurts all those people in the United States and wonders why we are the richest country in the world but 21 percent of deaths. We have the ability to compare any country and life-saving mechanisms better than social than any third-world. ”
‘We are going through two terrible epidemics’
Luri did not stop with the coronavirus.
He also addressed the massive social justice movement in the country – particularly the death of George Floyd earlier this year.
Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis police custody in May when a white officer knelt in the back of Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, saying, “I can’t breathe.”
The video of that incident quickly went viral, with a huge social justice push involving numerous athletes coming to the fore.
“If you open your heart, you don’t put knees on someone’s neck and let them finish,” Lurie said via NJ.com. “This is someone whose heart is closed and who hates himself. We have kept ourselves so far away that they hate themselves. It’s really hard to do. “
Both he and the same epidemic are happening at the same time, Luri said, a very difficult year. He said the only way to change is to own our mistakes and “open our hearts.”
“There is a lot of pain both in our country and in the world,” Luri said via NJ.com. “We are going through two terrible epidemics, the systemic racism for our country’s epidemics, the violence of minorities and oppression, and all the activities that have been part of our history across the country. Another 100-year-old health epidemic has once again become devastating. ”