College football players have organized to launch a “We Want To Play” campaign, to urge their universities not to shut down the 2020 football season.
As colleges continue to hedge over reopening in the face of continued coronavirus troubles, many student athletes are beginning to worry that their 2020 season will be scotched because of the virus.
According to ESPN, the college Power Five conference held an “emergency meeting” on Sunday to discuss their concerns about the virus. And the Big Ten also met over the weekend to discuss “pulling the plug” on the 2020 season.
Insider reports on Monday are claiming that the Big Ten and Pac-12 are leaning toward canceling the 2020 season and may pull the trigger as soon as Tuesday.
With these omens prophesying the cancellation of the season, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and a group of college athletes have launched an effort to convince colleges not to give in to the hand wringing over the virus.
— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 10, 2020
“The #WeWantToPlay movement is incredible,” CBS Sports reported. “So great to see players stand up for themselves, take ownership, and show that they want to be out there. Proof that it’s irresponsible to tell people what you think they should think rather than listening to what they actually do think.”