According to media reports, viewers at the Super Bowl did not adhere to the Corona rules adequately. As the AP news agency reports and can also be seen in photos, numerous people around the venue and even in the stands of the Raymond James Stadium did not wear mouth and nose protection permanently.
Admitted to the arena for the duel between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs were 25,000 spectators, including 7,500 healthcare professionals who had already been vaccinated. Figures made of cardboard in other places should actually provide the necessary distance between fan groups, but sometimes groups of spectators were crowded together.
The fight against the corona pandemic was a big topic at the Super Bowl. US President Joe Biden had called for masks to be worn in a video message on US television before the game. “Let’s remember all of those we lost,” said Biden. He also called on the Americans to get vaccinated.
The cardboard figures had also been mounted to give the impression of a full stadium. The stadium’s capacity is typically 75,000. The Buccaneers around superstar Tom Brady won 31: 9. In between, a speedster had stormed the square – also without a mask.