unvaccinated NBA players soon to return to Canada


When the Philadelphia 76ers faced the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the last playoffs, they could only count on Matisse Thybulle intermittently. He missed all three trips to Canada. The explanation? The rear did not have a complete vaccination schedule against Covid-19.

This kind of situation should soon be ancient history because Canada is preparing to lift the vaccination rules imposed at its border. In other words, Matisse Thybulle, Kyrie Irving, and the few other NBA players concerned should be able to go to Scotiabank Arena in Toronto to face the Raptors next season.

The lifting of this vaccination obligation could take place by the end of the month, pending the final approval of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This development takes place in a context of an overall drop in contamination, both in Canada and in the United States, Joe Biden having bluntly announced that the epidemic was “ completed « .

Kyrie Irving’s Wrath

Non-vaccinated players, like staff members, will still be subject to a weekly test, unlike vaccinated players.

Note that in New York, Mayor Eric Adams announced the end of the obligation imposed on private employers, but not for city employees.

Enough to make Kyrie Irving furious who tweeted: “ If I can work without being vaccinated, then all my brothers and sisters who are also not vaccinated should be able to do the same, without being discriminated against, vilified or fired. This pandemic/forced vaccination is one of the greatest HUMAN RIGHTS violations in history. »



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