Alabama soccer coach Nick Saban is doing his half to promote social distancing and correct hygiene in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, even when meaning he has to chew out an enormous fella who is not complying.
The unlucky goal of Saban’s “wrath”? Crimson Tide mascot Big AL.
Saban obtained his message throughout to the pachyderm in a public service announcement the soccer program posted Thursday on Twitter. Saban was joined in the spot by Jeff Allen, Alabama’s affiliate athletic director for sports activities drugs.
“All of us want to make sure we play football this fall,” a masked Saban mentioned right into a digicam on the finish of the PSA, “and to make that happen, we must be sure we stay at home if we have symptoms, wash our hands often, follow all social distancing guidelines, and please wear a mask anytime you’re around other people.”
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Looking at how Saban delivered his line to Big AL, you finest imagine that mascot (and perhaps just a few people, too) will heed the coach for the rest of the pandemic.
The 2020 NCAA soccer season remains to be scheduled to start Aug. 29, and Alabama is about to open Sept. 5 towards USC in Arlington, Texas. There have been stories, nevertheless, that Alabama could also be exploring an alternate opponent, corresponding to TCU, if the Trojans are unable to play due to the pandemic.