(Patriot Insider) – The COVID charade has ushered in an era of cancel culture unlike anything we’ve seen in America. Thanks to so-called mitigation efforts, Americans are being banned and restricted in ways that are just downright unconstitutional and tyrannical.
Under the guise of public health safety, public health officials have decided where we can and cannot go based on our level of submission to the COVID narrative.
John Stockton is one of the greatest NBA players to ever come out of Gonzaga University where he attended from 1980 to 1984 and where his jersey now hangs from the rafters.
Despite this, Stockton has been banned from attending home games because he refuses to comply with the school’s absurd and futile mask rules.
Stockton, a season ticket holder, was recently informed by Gonzaga Athletic Director Chris Standiford that he was no longer welcome to attend home games, according to Washington state’s Spokesman-Review.
Stockton described the exchange with Standiford as “congenial” but “not pleasant.”
“Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit,” Stockton said.
“And therefore they received complaints and felt like from whatever the higher-ups — those weren’t discussed, but from whatever it was higher up — they were going to have to either ask me to wear a mask or they were going to suspend my tickets,” he added.
He said that Gonzaga’s decision to suspend him from home games, “stresses” his relationship with his alma mater.
“I’ve been part of this campus since I was probably 5 or 6 years old. I was just born a couple blocks away and sneaking into the gym and selling programs to get into games since I was a small boy. So, it’s strained but not broken, and I’m sure we’ll get through it, but it’s not without some conflict,” Stockton told the Spokesman-Review.
ESPN reported that Standiford issued a public statement about the university’s decision:
“We will not speak to specific actions taken with any specific individuals,” the statement read. “We take enforcement of COVID-19 health and safety protocols seriously and will continue to evaluate how we can best mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19 with appropriate measures. The recent decision to suspend concessions in McCarthey Athletic Center is an example of this approach. Gonzaga University places the highest priority on protecting the health and safety of students, employees and the community.”
Among its absurd “mitigation” efforts is the school’s policy that requires those looking to attend a game to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of a game. The school has also done away with concessions and tightened up on their masking policy.
John Stockton is a true leader. This mask mandate is a joke. I respect a man that stands up for what he believes in. https://t.co/0DVuxuASDl
— Innovative Scott (@ScottD_redox) January 24, 2022
Stockton has been opposing COVID measures for the duration of the so-called pandemic. He has been an outspoken critic of the vaccines, lockdowns and mask mandates despite the rabid cancel culture.
During an interview Saturday with the Spokesman-Review about his suspension from Gonzaga home games, he asserted the vaccines are dangerous, even for professional athletes.
“I think it’s highly recorded now, there’s 150 I believe now, it’s over 100 professional athletes dead — professional athletes — the prime of their life, dropping dead that are vaccinated, right on the pitch, right on the field, right on the court,” Stockton said.
The Stockton-Review noted that his claims have not been verified but Stockton made it clear he does not agree with the way in which the pandemic has been handled.
He also took part in a documentary last summer called “COVID and the Vaccine: Truth, Lies and Misconceptions Revealed,” as KXAN-TV reported.
We need more public figures to stand up and speak out against this lunacy going on all around us.
America is becoming unrecognizable.
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