February 7, 2021 - 10:12 pm
The impact from the coronavirus pandemic could be seen at Sunday’s Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla.
Due to the virus, only 25,000 mask-wearing fans attended, including approximately 7,500 vaccinated health care workers given free tickets by the NFL. About 30,000 cardboard cutouts made the stadium look full.
A streaker wearing a hot-pink onesie eluded security and slid into the end zone with 5:03 left in the game. Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City, 31-9.
The NFL completed its 269-game season on time without any cancellations, a remarkable accomplishment that required nearly 1 million COVID-19 tests for players and team personnel.
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 8, 2021