Governor of Mississippi pokes fun of B1G, Pac-12 for cancelling football
The governor of an SEC state is throwing some serious shade at the B1G and Pac-12.
On Thursday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced in a post on Twitter that he was signing an executive order on how college football stadiums will operate during the fall season. In a series of posts, Reeves says that, while other states have opted to not play in 2020, he believes Mississippi needs to make the effort.
Among the announcements, Reeves says he’ll allow just 25 percent of stadium capacity, assuming schools can enforce six feet of social distancing. Masks will be required while inside the stadium, unless you’re in your seat away from everyone. And, another big rule Reeves is enforcing is that there will be no tailgating, rallies or parties.
In that post, he also threw a zinger at the B1G and Pac-12.
“I know this will not be popular, but there will be no game day social gatherings around stadiums,” Reeves wrote. “Rallies, parties tailgates. It’s no fun, but it’s what allows the athletes to play. I’d still rather be in the SEC with no tailgates, than the Pac-12 or B1G with no football.”
I know this will not be popular, but there will be no game day social gatherings around stadiums: rallies, parties, tailgates. It’s no fun, but it’s what allows the athletes to play. I’d still rather be in the SEC with no tailgates, than the PAC-12 or Big 10 with no football.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) August 20, 2020
Any chance the SEC gets to poke fun of the B1G, they’ll take. And perhaps Reeves’ comment helped soften the blow to some of the disappointment orders he’s enforcing for football games this fall.
The B1G was the first Power 5 conference to cancel fall football. The Pac-12 followed shortly after.