NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is exploring ways to have fans at the Super Bowl — specifically health care workers.
Goodell fired off a letter to Rob Higgins — President of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee — informing him of the league’s plans to reward the front line workers who have busted their asses during the COVID pandemic.
“We are currently discussing with public health officials our desire to invite vaccinated health care workers to the Super Bowl as our guests,” Goodell says in a letter obtained by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
“Subject to their approval and in consultation with your team, we aim to do this in a safe and responsible way.”
Goodell says putting vaccinated health care workers in the stands for the biggest game of the year would “help promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices including wearing masks in public settings.”
The plans aren’t set in stone yet — but it seems Goodell is optimistic.
He concluded his letter by heaping more praise on health care workers.
“We hope that in some small way, this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes as we look forward to a better and healthier year.”
Yeah, we know … it’s definitely a cheap PR move — but it’s still awesome and the health care workers deserve it.