Illinois Set To Allow High School Sports: ‘The Kids Have Hope Now’

Just two days after Joe Biden’s inauguration, Illinois is set to allow all high school sports.

The timing is impeccable.

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, of the IDPH, made a statement about why the time is right:

“Since the pandemic began, I have received countless emails and phone calls from players, parents, coaches and many others about youth sports. There have been organized protests about this issue,” Ezike said. “I hear, I see, and I feel the passion around youth sports. I take very seriously the value that recreational outlets offer the physical and the mental health of our children.”

Why did the IDPH need to receive a single email from a player or parent? Most hard-working Americans have been begging for their jobs back, and all of those jobs halted for the same reason we pushed high school sports to the side: control.

Now that election results are set in stone, what reasoning do Illinois officials have to ruin the economy? That’s right, they have none. So now is the most “responsible” time for them to give us back the illusion we have free will.

Here’s an obvious statement:

High school athletes (the 99.9%) are at zero risk when they play through COVID season. Americans with common sense were hoping this sense would resonate with our government, but it didn’t. Instead, we had men and women in suits making decisions to “protect our children,” rather than letting us protect ourselves.

You know, like we’ve literally done all our lives.

We should be able to celebrate high school sports returning, but in reality we know why they are and it’s disappointing. Remember when winter time was supposed to annihilate our country and then Joe Biden showed up and two days later “our children had hope”? It’s incredibly frustrating that folks still believe these officials are working for us.

Below will be all of the “fan allowance” regulations for those curious:

  • Phase 4 regions, a maximum of 50 spectators is allowed.
  • Tier 1 regions, a maximum of 25 spectators is allowed.
  • Tier 2 regions, spectators are not allo

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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