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Photos: VCU vs. Virginia State (Exhibition)

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There was the usual sloppiness, but boy do I LOVE what I saw. We are gonna be just fine.
 
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Lots of people dressed as seats. No one on either bench or staff wearing mask. Every picture, where the crowd is not blurry, has at least two people with no mask, or wearing under nose, or wearing on chin - not one of them was drinking or eating. I wouldn't be surprised to see proof of vaccination and/or negative tests implemented soon.
 

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Lots of people dressed as seats. No one on either bench or staff wearing mask. Every picture, where the crowd is not blurry, has at least two people with no mask, or wearing under nose, or wearing on chin - not one of them was drinking or eating. I wouldn't be surprised to see proof of vaccination and/or negative tests implemented soon.
I thought generally people did well with mask wearing. What was infuriating to me was the number of people sitting courtside without masks. I guess the rules don't apply to them. VCU should absolutely REQUIRE masks in courtside seats for the health of the players, staff, and media working the game.
 

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I thought generally people did well with mask wearing. What was infuriating to me was the number of people sitting courtside without masks. I guess the rules don't apply to them. VCU should absolutely REQUIRE masks in courtside seats for the health of the players, staff, and media working the game.
Eh, not really. I was sitting mid-court and plenty of people near me had the masks on their chins. It just seems like a waste of time unless people wear them. I also noticed the fans on the court. It was my thought exactly. They are right there close to the players. I am not sure the mask thing is something that they can safely enforce. It only takes seconds for somebody with COVID chomping their popcorn or swilling their beer to spread it. Right? Just seems like a loose bandaid to me.
 

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President of the RAF setting the example sitting courtside maskless.
 

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Eh, not really. I was sitting mid-court and plenty of people near me had the masks on their chins. It just seems like a waste of time unless people wear them. I also noticed the fans on the court. It was my thought exactly. They are right there close to the players. I am not sure the mask thing is something that they can safely enforce. It only takes seconds for somebody with COVID chomping their popcorn or swilling their beer to spread it. Right? Just seems like a loose bandaid to me.
I recall seeing someone mention that the WBB team was also unmasked when they were introduced.