Hundreds show up outside Connecticut State Capitol in protest of state's decision to cancel HS football
A sea of parents, players and coaches filled the area surrounding the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday, protesting the decision to cancel the high school football season in the state.
Last week the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it would not move forward with a fall football season in 2020, labeling the sport as a “high-risk” activity, according to NBC Connecticut. That decision prompted outrage among players, parents and coaches, who believe it’s safe to move forward with a season.
So, on Wednesday, hundreds flocked to Hartford to protest the decision. Dave Briggs provided coverage of the event:
Incredible turnout by Connecticut high school football players, parents and coaches PROTESTING the states decision to cancel the 2020 season. They’re asking @GovNedLamont to #LetUsPlay #letusplayCT pic.twitter.com/0JMpVj6nFS
— Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) September 10, 2020
Not only did the CIAC say that the fall season was canceled, but also does not plan to implement a spring football season. While the organization said it’s working on a potential solution to limit the risks of spreading the virus, plans would not involve an 11-on-11 football season.
More than 20 states across the country have already started their high school football season.